ICD-10 Diagnosis Code E64.2

Sequelae of vitamin C deficiency

Diagnosis Code E64.2

ICD-10: E64.2
Short Description: Sequelae of vitamin C deficiency
Long Description: Sequelae of vitamin C deficiency
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code E64.2

Code Classification
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases
    • Other nutritional deficiencies (E50-E64)
      • Sequelae of malnutrition and other nutritional deficiencies (E64)

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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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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