ICD-10-CM Code E50.8
Other manifestations of vitamin A deficiency
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
E50.8 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of other manifestations of vitamin A deficiency. 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|
Coding Notes for E50.8 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
- Follicular keratosis
- DRG Group #640-641 - Misc disorders of nutrition, metabolism, fluids or electrolytes with MCC.
- DRG Group #640-641 - Misc disorders of nutrition, metabolism, fluids or electrolytes without MCC.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'E50.8 - Other manifestations of vitamin A deficiency'
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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 264.8 was previously used, E50.8 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.