ICD-10 Diagnosis Code E55.0

Rickets, active

Diagnosis Code E55.0

ICD-10: E55.0
Short Description: Rickets, active
Long Description: Rickets, active
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code E55.0

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The code E55.0 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00–E90)
    • Other nutritional deficiencies (E50-E64)
      • Vitamin D deficiency (E55)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code E55.0 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


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  • Acquired chest and rib deformity
  • Acquired deformity of chest wall
  • Acquired deformity of rib
  • Acquired deformity of thoracic structure
  • Active rickets
  • Biochemical rickets
  • Calcipenic type rickets
  • Curvature of spine due to osteomalacia
  • Endocrine myopathy
  • Glucoaminophosphaturia syndrome
  • Glucoaminophosphaturia syndrome with rickets
  • Hypophosphatasia rickets
  • Myopathy in osteomalacia
  • Neonatal rickets
  • On examination - rickety rosary
  • Osteomalacia
  • Rachitic dwarf
  • Rachitic rosary
  • Rachitic rosary
  • Rickets

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


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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Also called: Rachitis

Rickets causes soft, weak bones in children. It usually occurs when they do not get enough vitamin D, which helps growing bones absorb the minerals calcium and phosphorous. It can also happen when calcium or phosphorus levels are too low.

Your child might not get enough vitamin D if he or she

  • Has dark skin
  • Spends too little time outside
  • Has on sunscreen all the time when out of doors
  • Doesn't eat foods containing vitamin D because of lactose intolerance or a strict vegetarian diet
  • Is breastfed without receiving vitamin D supplements
  • Can't make or use vitamin D because of a medical disorder such as celiac disease

In addition to dietary rickets, children can get an inherited form of the disease. Symptoms include bone pain or tenderness, impaired growth, and deformities of the bones and teeth. Your child's doctor uses lab and imaging tests to make the diagnosis. Treatment is replacing the calcium, phosphorus, or vitamin D that are lacking in the diet. Rickets is rare in the United States.

  • Rickets

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