ICD-10 Diagnosis Code E46

Unspecified protein-calorie malnutrition

Diagnosis Code E46

ICD-10: E46
Short Description: Unspecified protein-calorie malnutrition
Long Description: Unspecified protein-calorie malnutrition
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code E46

Valid for Submission
The code E46 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

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

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code E46 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
  • Acute disease or injury-related malnutrition
  • Cataract in systemic disorders
  • Child neglect
  • Chronic disease-related malnutrition
  • Coma associated with malnutrition-related diabetes mellitus
  • Deficiency of macronutrients
  • Diabetes mellitus associated with pancreatic disease
  • Fibrocalculous pancreatic diabetes
  • Gingival disease due to malnutrition
  • Hair changes due to malnutrition
  • Hypertrichosis in malnutrition
  • Hypoalbuminemia
  • Hypoalbuminemia due to protein calorie malnutrition
  • Hypoproteinemia
  • Malnutrition
  • Malnutrition
  • Malnutrition due to child maltreatment
  • Malnutrition related diabetes mellitus
  • Malnutrition-dehydration cataract
  • Malnutrition-related diabetes mellitus - fibrocalculous
  • Malnutrition-related diabetes mellitus with ketoacidosis
  • Malnutrition-related diabetes mellitus with multiple complications
  • Malnutrition-related diabetes mellitus with peripheral circulatory complications
  • Malnutrition-related diabetes mellitus with renal complications
  • Malnutrition-related diabetes mellitus without complications
  • Neglect or abandonment
  • Neurological disorder associated with malnutrition-related diabetes mellitus
  • Nutritional hair color change
  • Nutritional maltreatment of child
  • Nutritional myopathy
  • Nutritionally compromised
  • On examination - undernourished
  • Ophthalmic complication of malnutrition-related diabetes mellitus
  • Pre-existing malnutrition-related diabetes mellitus
  • Protein deficiency disease
  • Protein deficiency myopathy
  • Protein-deficient diabetes mellitus
  • Skin changes due to malnutrition
  • Starvation-related malnutrition
  • Undernutrition

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.

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