ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 783.7

Failure to thrive-adult

Diagnosis Code 783.7

ICD-9: 783.7
Short Description: Failure to thrive-adult
Long Description: Adult failure to thrive
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 783.7

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs, and ill-defined conditions
    • Symptoms (780-789)
      • 783 Symptoms concerning nutrition, metabolism, and development

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Adult diagnoses (age 15 through 124) Additional informationCallout TooltipAdult diagnoses (age 15 through 124)
Adult diagnoses: Age range is 15–124 years inclusive.

Convert to ICD-10 Additional informationCallout TooltipGeneral Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
  • R62.7 - Adult failure to thrive

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 783.7 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Failure, failed
      • to thrive
        • adult 783.7

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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