ICD-10 Diagnosis Code E43

Unspecified severe protein-calorie malnutrition

Diagnosis Code E43

ICD-10: E43
Short Description: Unspecified severe protein-calorie malnutrition
Long Description: Unspecified severe protein-calorie malnutrition
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code E43

Valid for Submission
The code E43 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00–E90)
    • Malnutrition (E40-E46)
      • Unspecified severe protein-calorie malnutrition (E43)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code E43 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 640 - MISCELLANEOUS DISORDERS OF NUTRITION, METABOLISM , FLUIDS AND ELECTROLYTES WITH MCC
  • 641 - MISCELLANEOUS DISORDERS OF NUTRITION, METABOLISM , FLUIDS AND ELECTROLYTES WITHOUT MCC

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Synonyms
  • Malnutrition
  • Nutritional edema without dyspigmentation of skin AND/OR hair
  • Nutritional marasmus
  • Nutritional marasmus
  • Semi-starvation
  • Severe malnutrition due to type 1 diabetes mellitus
  • Severe malnutrition due to type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Severe protein-calorie malnutrition
  • Starvation

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Malnutrition

Food provides the energy and nutrients you need to be healthy. If you don't get enough nutrients -- including proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals - you may suffer from malnutrition.

Causes of malnutrition include:

  • Lack of specific nutrients in your diet. Even the lack of one vitamin can lead to malnutrition.
  • An unbalanced diet
  • Certain medical problems, such as malabsorption syndromes and cancers

Symptoms may include fatigue, dizziness, and weight loss. Or, you may have no symptoms. To diagnose the cause of the problem, your doctor may do blood tests and a nutritional assessment. Treatment may include replacing the missing nutrients and treating the underlying cause.

  • Beriberi
  • Kwashiorkor
  • Malnutrition
  • Pellagra
  • Pica
  • Scurvy


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