ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 278.2

Hypervitaminosis a

Diagnosis Code 278.2

ICD-9: 278.2
Short Description: Hypervitaminosis a
Long Description: Hypervitaminosis A
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 278.2

Code Classification
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases, and immunity disorders
    • Other metabolic disorders and immunity disorders (270-279)
      • 278 Obesity and other hyperalimentation

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • E67.0 - Hypervitaminosis A

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 278.2 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Vitamin A

Vitamin A plays a role in your

  • Vision
  • Bone growth
  • Reproduction
  • Cell functions
  • Immune system

Vitamin A is an antioxidant. It can come from plant or animal sources. Plant sources include colorful fruits and vegetables. Animal sources include liver and whole milk. Vitamin A is also added to foods like cereals.

Vegetarians, young children, and alcoholics may need extra Vitamin A. You might also need more if you have certain conditions, such as liver diseases, cystic fibrosis, and Crohn's disease. Check with your health care provider to see if you need to take vitamin A supplements.

NIH: National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements

  • Beta-carotene blood test
  • Hypervitaminosis A
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin A blood test

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