ICD-10 Diagnosis Code E54

Ascorbic acid deficiency

Diagnosis Code E54

ICD-10: E54
Short Description: Ascorbic acid deficiency
Long Description: Ascorbic acid deficiency
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code E54

Valid for Submission
The code E54 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00–E90)
    • Other nutritional deficiencies (E50-E64)
      • Ascorbic acid deficiency (E54)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code E54 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

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

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Synonyms
  • Ascorbic acid deficiency
  • Ascorbic acid deficiency with hemorrhage
  • Disorder of vitamin C
  • Infantile scurvy

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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Vitamin C

Also called: Ascorbic acid

Vitamins are substances that your body needs to grow and develop normally. Vitamin C is an antioxidant. It is important for your skin, bones, and connective tissue. It promotes healing and helps the body absorb iron.

Vitamin C comes from fruits and vegetables. Good sources include citrus, red and green peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, and greens. Some juices and cereals have added vitamin C.

Some people may need extra vitamin C:

  • Pregnant/breastfeeding women
  • Smokers
  • People recovering from surgery
  • Burn victims

  • Scurvy
  • Vitamin C


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