2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E40

Kwashiorkor

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

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Intermediate form severe protein-calorie malnutrition
    • Severe protein-calorie malnutrition with signs of both kwashiorkor and marasmus
    E42
    )
The following code(s) above E40 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to E40:
  • E00-E89
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range E00-E89

    Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases

    Note
    • All neoplasms, whether functionally active or not, are classified in Chapter 2. Appropriate codes in this chapter (i.e. E05.8, E07.0, E16-E31, E34.-) may be used as additional codes to indicate either functional activity by neoplasms and ectopic endocrine tissue or hyperfunction and hypofunction of endocrine glands associated with neoplasms and other conditions classified elsewhere.
    Type 1 Excludes
    • transitory endocrine and metabolic disorders specific to newborn (P70-P74)
    Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases
  • E40-E46
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range E40-E46

    Malnutrition

    Type 1 Excludes
    • intestinal malabsorption (K90.-)
    • sequelae of protein-calorie malnutrition (E64.0)
    Type 2 Excludes
    Malnutrition
Clinical Information ICD-10-CM E40 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v35.0):

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Code History

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to E40:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To E40
E34.9 Endocrine disorder, unspecified
E35 Disorders of endocrine glands in diseases classified elsewhere
E36 Intraoperative complications of endocrine system
E36.0 Intraoperative hemorrhage and hematoma of an endocrine system organ or structure complicating a procedure
E36.01 Intraoperative hemorrhage and hematoma of an endocrine system organ or structure complicating an endocrine system procedure
E36.02 Intraoperative hemorrhage and hematoma of an endocrine system organ or structure complicating other procedure
E36.1 Accidental puncture and laceration of an endocrine system organ or structure during a procedure
E36.11 Accidental puncture and laceration of an endocrine system organ or structure during an endocrine system procedure
E36.12 Accidental puncture and laceration of an endocrine system organ or structure during other procedure
E36.8 Other intraoperative complications of endocrine system
E40 Kwashiorkor
E41 Nutritional marasmus
E42 Marasmic kwashiorkor
E43 Unspecified severe protein-calorie malnutrition
E44 Protein-calorie malnutrition of moderate and mild degree
E44.0 Moderate protein-calorie malnutrition
E44.1 Mild protein-calorie malnutrition
E45 Retarded development following protein-calorie malnutrition
E46 Unspecified protein-calorie malnutrition
E50 Vitamin A deficiency
E50.0 Vitamin A deficiency with conjunctival xerosis

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