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ICD-10-CM Code E50.1
Vitamin A deficiency with Bitot's spot and conjunctival xerosis

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

E50.1 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of vitamin A deficiency with Bitot's spot and conjunctival xerosis. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code E501 is used to code Bitot's spots

Bitot's spots are the buildup of keratin located superficially in the conjunctiva, which are oval, triangular or irregular in shape. These spots are a sign of vitamin A deficiency and are associated with conjunctival xerosis. In 1863, Pierre Bitot (1822-1888), a French physician, first described these spots.

Specialty: Endocrinology
ICD 9 Code: 264.1
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for E50.1 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
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Bitot's spot in the young child

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #124-125 - Other disorders of the eye with MCC.
  • DRG Group #124-125 - Other disorders of the eye without MCC.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'E50.1 - Vitamin A deficiency with Bitot's spot and conjunctival xerosis'

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Vitamin A deficiency with conjunctival xerosis and Bitot's spot (exact match)

This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 264.1 was previously used, E50.1 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: E50 - Vitamin A deficiency

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