ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 264.2

Vit A corneal xerosis

Diagnosis Code 264.2

ICD-9: 264.2
Short Description: Vit A corneal xerosis
Long Description: Vitamin A deficiency with corneal xerosis
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 264.2

Code Classification
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases, and immunity disorders (240–279)
    • Nutritional deficiencies (260-269)
      • 264 Vitamin A deficiency

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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