ICD-10 Diagnosis Code E63.0

Essential fatty acid [EFA] deficiency

Diagnosis Code E63.0

ICD-10: E63.0
Short Description: Essential fatty acid [EFA] deficiency
Long Description: Essential fatty acid [EFA] deficiency
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code E63.0

Valid for Submission
The code E63.0 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00–E90)
    • Other nutritional deficiencies (E50-E64)
      • Other nutritional deficiencies (E63)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code E63.0 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
  • Essential fatty acid deficiency

Information for Patients


Dietary Fats

Also called: Lipids, Monounsaturated fat, Polyunsaturated fat, Saturated fat

Fat is a type of nutrient. You need some fat in your diet but not too much. Fats give you energy and help your body absorb vitamins. Dietary fat also plays a major role in your cholesterol levels.

But not all fats are the same. You should try to avoid

  • Saturated fats such as butter, solid shortening, and lard
  • Trans fats. These are found in vegetable shortenings, some margarines, crackers, cookies, snack foods, and other foods made with or fried in partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs). By 2018, most U.S. companies will not be allowed to add PHOs to food.

Try to replace them with oils such as canola, olive, safflower, sesame, or sunflower. Of course, eating too much fat will put on the pounds. Fat has twice as many calories as proteins or carbohydrates.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Butter, margarine, and cooking oils
  • Dietary fats explained
  • Facts about monounsaturated fats
  • Facts about polyunsaturated fats
  • Facts about saturated fats
  • Facts about trans fats
  • Omega-3 fats: Good for your heart


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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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