ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 262

Oth severe malnutrition

Diagnosis Code 262

ICD-9: 262
Short Description: Oth severe malnutrition
Long Description: Other severe protein-calorie malnutrition
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 262

Code Classification
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases, and immunity disorders
    • Nutritional deficiencies (260-269)
      • 262 Other severe protein-calorie malnutrition

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Malnutrition-related diabetes mellitus with ketoacidosis
  • Malnutrition-related diabetes mellitus with multiple complications
  • Malnutrition-related diabetes mellitus with peripheral circulatory complications
  • Malnutrition-related diabetes mellitus with renal complications
  • Nutritional edema without dyspigmentation of skin AND/OR hair
  • Severe protein-calorie malnutrition

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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