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ICD-10-CM Code E55.0
Rickets, active

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

E55.0 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of rickets, active. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code E55 is used to code Hypovitaminosis D

Hypovitaminosis D is a deficiency of vitamin D. It can result from inadequate nutritional intake of vitamin D and/or inadequate sunlight exposure (in particular sunlight with adequate ultraviolet B rays), disorders limiting vitamin D absorption, and conditions impairing vitamin D conversion into active metabolites—including certain liver, kidney, and hereditary disorders. Deficiency impairs bone mineralization, leading to bone softening diseases as rickets in children and osteomalacia and osteoporosis in adults. Emerging evidence suggests vitamin D plays a role in the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

Specialty: Endocrinology
MeSH Code: D014808
ICD 9 Code: 268

Calcitriol (1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol). Active form. Note extra OH groups at upper right and lower right.

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Coding Notes for E55.0 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.
Infantile osteomalacia
Juvenile osteomalacia
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."
Celiac rickets - instead, use code K90.0
Crohn's rickets - instead, use code K50.-
Hereditary vitamin D-dependent rickets - instead, use code E83.32
Inactive rickets - instead, use code E64.3
Renal rickets - instead, use code N25.0
Sequelae of rickets - instead, use code E64.3
Vitamin D-resistant rickets - instead, use code E83.31

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #553-554 - Bone diseases and arthropathies with MCC.
  • DRG Group #553-554 - Bone diseases and arthropathies without MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • On examination - rickety rosary (disorder)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'E55.0 - Rickets, active'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code E55.0. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Rickets(active) (acute) (adolescent) (chest wall) (congenital) (current) (infantile) (intestinal) (E55.0)
Rosary, rachitic (E55.0)


Rickets, active (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 268.0 was previously used, E55.0 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: E55 - Vitamin D deficiency

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