ICD-10 Diagnosis Code E56.0

Deficiency of vitamin E

Diagnosis Code E56.0

ICD-10: E56.0
Short Description: Deficiency of vitamin E
Long Description: Deficiency of vitamin E
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code E56.0

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The code E56.0 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00–E90)
    • Other nutritional deficiencies (E50-E64)
      • Other vitamin deficiencies (E56)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code E56.0 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
  • Anemia due to vitamin E deficiency
  • Ataxia with vitamin E deficiency
  • Deficiency of selenium AND/OR vitamin E
  • Deficiency of selenium AND/OR vitamin E
  • Deficiency of selenium AND/OR vitamin E
  • Dietary deficiency of selenium AND vitamin E
  • Disorder of vitamin E
  • Neuropathy due to vitamin E deficiency
  • Nutritional ataxic neuropathy
  • Selenium deficiency
  • Vitamin E deficiency
  • Vitamin E deficiency

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 E

Vitamins are substances that your body needs to grow and develop normally. Vitamin E is an antioxidant. It plays a role in your immune system and metabolic processes.

Good sources of vitamin E include

  • Vegetable oils
  • Margarine
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Leafy greens

Vitamin E is also added to foods like cereals. Most people get enough vitamin E from the foods they eat. People with certain disorders, such as liver diseases, cystic fibrosis, and Crohn's disease may need extra vitamin E.

Vitamin E supplements may be harmful for people who take blood thinners and other medicines. Check with your health care provider before taking the supplements.

NIH: National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements

  • Vitamin E


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