Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 307.52
Pica
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 307.52 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 307.52 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Pica (eating non-food material)
  • Pica in adult
  • Pica of infancy and childhood
Clinical Information
  • An eating disorder characterized by the persistent eating of nonnutritive substances such as clay or soil; this behavior must be inappropriate to the level of the individual's development.
  • The persistent eating of nonnutritive substances for a period of at least one month. (dsm-iv)
Applies To
  • Perverted appetite of nonorganic origin
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 307.52 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM F98.3 Pica of infancy and childhood
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 307.52:
  • Amylophagia 307.52
  • Appetite
    • depraved 307.52
    • perverted 307.52
  • Clay eating 307.52
  • Depraved appetite 307.52
  • Dirt-eating child 307.52
  • Geophagia 307.52
  • Parorexia NEC 307.52
  • Perversion, perverted
    • appetite 307.52
  • Phagomania 307.52
  • Pica 307.52
  • Starch eating 307.52
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