ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 269.8

Nutrition deficiency NEC

Diagnosis Code 269.8

ICD-9: 269.8
Short Description: Nutrition deficiency NEC
Long Description: Other nutritional deficiency
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 269.8

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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  • Carnitine nutritional deficiency
  • Decreased nutritional requirement
  • Deficiency of macronutrients
  • Deficiency of micronutrients
  • Dietary potassium - low
  • Dietary sodium - low
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy due to taurine deficiency
  • Hereditary vitamin D dependency syndrome, type I
  • Imbalance of constituents of food intake
  • Inadequate dietary carbohydrate intake
  • Inadequate dietary intake of fat
  • Inadequate dietary intake of potassium
  • Inadequate dietary mineral intake
  • Inadequate dietary vitamin intake
  • Mild hereditary spherocytosis due to spectrin deficiency
  • Nutrition deficiency due to a particular kind of food
  • Nutrition deficiency due to insufficient food
  • Nutritional deficiency associated condition

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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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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