ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V12.1

Hx-nutrition deficiency

Diagnosis Code V12.1

ICD-9: V12.1
Short Description: Hx-nutrition deficiency
Long Description: Personal history of nutritional deficiency
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V12.1

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to personal and family history (V10-V19)
      • V12 Personal history of certain other diseases

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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