ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 269.0

Deficiency of vitamin k

Diagnosis Code 269.0

ICD-9: 269.0
Short Description: Deficiency of vitamin k
Long Description: Deficiency of vitamin K
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 269.0

Code Classification
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases, and immunity disorders
    • Nutritional deficiencies (260-269)
      • 269 Other nutritional deficiencies

Information for Patients

Vitamin K

Vitamin K helps your body by making proteins for healthy bones and tissues. It also makes proteins for blood clotting. If you don't have enough vitamin K, you may bleed too much.

Newborns have very little vitamin K. They usually get a shot of vitamin K soon after they are born.

If you take blood thinners, you need to be careful about how much vitamin K you get. You also need to be careful about taking vitamin E supplements. Vitamin E can interfere with how vitamin K works in your body. Ask your health care provider for recommendations about these vitamins.

There are different types of vitamin K. Most people get vitamin K from plants such as green vegetables, and dark berries. Bacteria in your intestines also produce small amounts of another type of vitamin K.

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