Diagnosis Code E55.0
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code E55.0 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)
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- 268.0 - Rickets, active
- 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
- Rachitic dwarf
- Rachitic rosary
- Rachitic rosary
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code E55.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Inclusion Terms: Inclusion terms
List of terms is included under some codes. These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of “other specified” codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Infantile osteomalacia
- Juvenile osteomalacia
- Type 1 Excludes Notes: Type 1 Excludes Notes
A type 1 Excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means “NOT CODED HERE!” An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
- celiac rickets (K90.0)
- Crohn's rickets (K50.-)
- hereditary vitamin D-dependent rickets (E83.32)
- inactive rickets (E64.3)
- renal rickets (N25.0)
- sequelae of rickets (E64.3)
- vitamin D-resistant rickets (E83.31)
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.
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.