ICD-10-CM Code E50.3
Vitamin A deficiency with corneal ulceration and xerosis
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
E50.3 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of vitamin A deficiency with corneal ulceration and xerosis. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code E50 is used to code Vitamin A deficiency
Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is a lack of vitamin A in humans. It is common in poorer countries but rarely seen in more developed countries. Nyctalopia (night blindness) is one of the first signs of VAD. Xerophthalmia, keratomalacia, and complete blindness can also occur since Vitamin A has a major role in phototransduction.
|ICD 9 Code:||264.9|
- DRG Group #124-125 - Other disorders of the eye with MCC.
- DRG Group #124-125 - Other disorders of the eye without MCC.
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Vitamin A deficiency with corneal ulceration AND xerosis (disorder)
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'E50.3 - Vitamin A deficiency with corneal ulceration and xerosis'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
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 264.3 was previously used, E50.3 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.