Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 269.2
Unspecified vitamin deficiency
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Vitamin Deficiency NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 269.2 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 269.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Vitamin deficiency
Clinical Information
  • A disorder that is caused by the deficiency of a vitamin. The deficiency may result from either suboptimal vitamin intake or conditions that prevent the vitamin's use or absorption in the body. Representative examples include beriberi caused by thiamine deficiency, scurvy caused by vitamin c deficiency, and rickets caused by vitamin d deficiency.
  • Condition due to a deficiency of one or more essential vitamins.
Applies To
  • Multiple vitamin deficiency NOS
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 269.2 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM E56.9 Vitamin deficiency, unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 269.2:
  • Avitaminosis (multiple NEC) (see also Deficiency, vitamin) 269.2
    • C (with scurvy) 267
    • multiple 269.2
  • Deficiency, deficient
  • Deprivation
    • vitamins (see also Deficiency, vitamin) 269.2
  • Disturbance - see also Disease
  • Encephalopathy (acute) 348.30
    • due to
      • birth injury (intracranial) 767.8
      • dialysis 294.8
      • drugs - (see also Table of Drugs and Chemicals) 349.82
      • hyperinsulinism - see Hyperinsulinism
      • influenza (virus) (see also Influenza) 487.8
      • lack of vitamin (see also Deficiency, vitamin) 269.2
      • nicotinic acid deficiency 291.2
      • serum (nontherapeutic) (therapeutic) 999.59
      • syphilis 094.81
      • trauma (postconcussional) 310.2
        • current (see also Concussion, brain) 850.9
          • with skull fracture - see Fracture, skull, by site, with intracranial injury
      • vaccination 323.51
  • Hypovitaminosis (see also Deficiency, vitamin) 269.2
  • Neuro-avitaminosis 269.2
  • Vitamin deficiency NEC (see also Deficiency, vitamin) 269.2
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