ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 269.3

Mineral deficiency NEC

Diagnosis Code 269.3

ICD-9: 269.3
Short Description: Mineral deficiency NEC
Long Description: Mineral deficiency, not elsewhere classified
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 269.3

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

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Acute zinc deficiency
  • Calcium deficiency
  • Chloride deficiency
  • Chromium deficiency
  • Congenital iodine deficiency syndrome
  • Congenital iodine deficiency syndrome - mixed type
  • Congenital iodine deficiency syndrome - neurological type
  • Deficiency of selenium AND/OR vitamin E
  • Dietary calcium deficiency
  • Dietary deficiency of selenium AND vitamin E
  • Dietary iodine deficiency
  • Dietary selenium deficiency
  • Dietary zinc deficiency
  • Endemic nutritional zinc deficiency
  • Inadequate dietary intake of calcium
  • Inadequate dietary intake of chromium
  • Inadequate dietary intake of copper
  • Inadequate dietary intake of fluoride
  • Inadequate dietary intake of iodine
  • Inadequate dietary intake of iron
  • Inadequate dietary intake of manganese
  • Inadequate dietary intake of molybdenum
  • Inadequate dietary intake of selenium
  • Inadequate dietary intake of zinc
  • Iodine deficiency
  • Iodine deficiency disease, non goiter
  • Iodine deficiency syndrome
  • Keshan disease
  • Mineral deficiency
  • Molybdenum deficiency
  • Phosphate deficiency
  • Secondary acquired zinc deficiency
  • Selenium deficiency
  • Trace element deficiency
  • Vanadium deficiency
  • Zinc deficiency
  • Zinc depletion syndrome

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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Minerals are important for your body to stay healthy. Your body uses minerals for many different jobs, including building bones, making hormones and regulating your heartbeat.

There are two kinds of minerals: macrominerals and trace minerals. Macrominerals are minerals your body needs in larger amounts. They include calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, potassium, chloride and sulfur. Your body needs just small amounts of trace minerals. These include iron, manganese, copper, iodine, zinc, cobalt, fluoride and selenium.

The best way to get the minerals your body needs is by eating a wide variety of foods. In some cases, your doctor may recommend a mineral supplement.

  • Chloride in diet
  • Chromium in diet
  • Copper in diet
  • Iodine in diet
  • Magnesium in diet
  • Phosphorus in diet
  • Selenium in diet
  • Zinc in diet

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