ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 269.1

Vitamin Deficiency NEC

Diagnosis Code 269.1

ICD-9: 269.1
Short Description: Vitamin Deficiency NEC
Long Description: Deficiency of other vitamins
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 269.1

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

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Ataxia with vitamin E deficiency
  • Deficiency of selenium AND/OR vitamin E
  • Dietary deficiency of selenium AND vitamin E
  • Disorder of vitamin B
  • Disorder of vitamin B12
  • Disorder of vitamin C
  • Disorder of vitamin D
  • Disorder of vitamin D2
  • Disorder of vitamin D3
  • Disorder of vitamin K
  • Disorder of vitamin K1
  • Disorder of vitamin K2
  • Inadequate dietary intake of biotin
  • Inadequate dietary intake of niacin
  • Inadequate dietary intake of vitamin E
  • Neuropathy due to vitamin E deficiency
  • Vitamin E deficiency
  • Vitamin P deficiency

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Vitamins are substances that your body needs to grow and develop normally. There are 13 vitamins your body needs. They are

  • Vitamin A
  • B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12 and folate)
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin K

You can usually get all your vitamins from the foods you eat. Your body can also make vitamins D and K. People who eat a vegetarian diet may need to take a vitamin B12 supplement.

Each vitamin has specific jobs. If you have low levels of certain vitamins, you may get health problems. For example, if you don't get enough vitamin C, you could become anemic. Some vitamins may help prevent medical problems. Vitamin A prevents night blindness.

The best way to get enough vitamins is to eat a balanced diet with a variety of foods. In some cases, you may need to take vitamin supplements. It's a good idea to ask your health care provider first. High doses of some vitamins can cause problems.

  • Vitamins

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