Kwashiorkor E40-

Applicable To
  • Severe malnutrition with nutritional edema with dyspigmentation of skin and hair
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as E40. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • marasmic kwashiorkor (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E42

    Marasmic kwashiorkor

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    Applicable To
    • Intermediate form severe protein-calorie malnutrition
    • Severe protein-calorie malnutrition with signs of both kwashiorkor and marasmus
Clinical Information
  • A syndrome produced by severe protein deficiency, characterized by retarded growth, changes in skin and hair pigment, edema, and pathologic changes in the liver, including fatty infiltration, necrosis, and fibrosis. The word is a local name in gold coast, africa, meaning "displaced child". Although first reported from africa, kwashiorkor is now known throughout the world, but mainly in the tropics and subtropics. It is considered to be related to marasmus. (from Dorland, 27th ed)
  • E40 Kwashiorkor