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ICD-10-CM Code E53.8
Deficiency of other specified B group vitamins

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

E53.8 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of deficiency of other specified B group vitamins. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code E538 is used to code Subacute combined degeneration of spinal cord

Subacute combined degeneration of spinal cord, also known as Lichtheim's disease, refers to degeneration of the posterior and lateral columns of the spinal cord as a result of vitamin B12 deficiency (most common), vitamin E deficiency, and copper deficiency. It is usually associated with pernicious anemia.

Specialty: Endocrinology
MeSH Codes: D052879, D052879
ICD 9 Codes: 336.2, 266.2

Diagram of the principal fasciculi of the spinal cord. (In subacute combined degeneration of spinal cord, the "combined" refers to the fact that the dorsal columns and lateral corticospinal tracts are both affected, in contrast to tabes dorsalis which is selective for the dorsal columns.)

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Coding Notes for E53.8 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion 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.
Biotin deficiency
Cyanocobalamin deficiency
Folate deficiency
Folic acid deficiency
Pantothenic acid deficiency
Vitamin See Code B12 deficiency
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Folate deficiency anemia - instead, use code D52.-
Vitamin - instead, use Code B12 deficiency anemia (D51.-)

MS-DRG Mapping

  • 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.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Polyneuropathy due to vitamin B deficiency (disorder)
  • Neuropathy due to vitamin B12 deficiency (disorder)


Other B-complex deficiencies (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code E53.8 and a single ICD9 code, 266.2 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: E53 - Deficiency of other B group vitamins

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