2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E46

Unspecified protein-calorie malnutrition

Applicable To
  • Malnutrition NOS
  • Protein-calorie imbalance NOS
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 E46. 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.
  • nutritional deficiency NOS (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E63.9

    Nutritional deficiency, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code
    E63.9
    )
The following code(s) above E46 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
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  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
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that may be applicable to E46:
  • 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
Approximate Synonyms Clinical Information ICD-10-CM E46 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v35.0):

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Code History
Code annotations containing back-references to E46:

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to E46:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To E46
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
E50.1 Vitamin A deficiency with Bitot's spot and conjunctival xerosis
E50.2 Vitamin A deficiency with corneal xerosis
E50.3 Vitamin A deficiency with corneal ulceration and xerosis
E50.4 Vitamin A deficiency with keratomalacia
E50.5 Vitamin A deficiency with night blindness
E50.6 Vitamin A deficiency with xerophthalmic scars of cornea
E50.7 Other ocular manifestations of vitamin A deficiency
E50.8 Other manifestations of vitamin A deficiency

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