ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 266.9

Vitamin b deficiency NOS

Diagnosis Code 266.9

ICD-9: 266.9
Short Description: Vitamin b deficiency NOS
Long Description: Unspecified vitamin B deficiency
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 266.9

Code Classification
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases, and immunity disorders
    • Nutritional deficiencies (260-269)
      • 266 Deficiency of B-complex components

Information for Medical Professionals

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Information for Patients

B Vitamins

The B vitamins are

  • B1 (thiamine)
  • B2 (riboflavin)
  • B3 (niacin)
  • B5 (pantothenic acid)
  • B6
  • B7 (biotin)
  • B12
  • Folic acid

These vitamins help the process your body uses to get or make energy from the food you eat. They also help form red blood cells. You can get B vitamins from proteins such as fish, poultry, meat, eggs, and dairy products. Leafy green vegetables, beans, and peas also have B vitamins. Many cereals and some breads have added B vitamins.

Not getting enough of certain B vitamins can cause diseases. A lack of B12 or B6 can cause anemia.

  • Anemia - B12 deficiency
  • Beriberi
  • Methylmalonic acid blood test
  • Niacin
  • Niacin for cholesterol
  • Pantothenic acid and biotin
  • Pellagra
  • Riboflavin
  • Thiamin
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin B12 level
  • Vitamin B6

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