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2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E55.0
E55.0 is a billable ICD-10-CM code that can be used to specify a diagnosis.
On October 1, 2014 ICD-10-CM will replace ICD-9-CM in the United States, therefore, E55.0 and all other ICD-10-CM codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
A condition caused by deficiency of vitamin d, especially in infancy and childhood, with disturbance of normal ossification.
A condition caused by vitamin d deficiency
Bone softening and weakening usually caused by deficiency or impaired metabolism of vitamin d. Deficiency of calcium, magnesium, or phosphorus may also cause rickets. It predominantly affects children who suffer from severe malnutrition. It manifests with bone pain, fractures, muscle weakness, and skeletal deformities.
Disorder of calcium and phosphorus metabolism affecting bony structures, due to a variety of defects in vitamin d, calcium, and phosphorous homeostasis, including dietary deficiencies or malabsorption.
Rickets causes soft, weak bones in children. It usually occurs when they do not get enough vitamin d, which helps growing bones absorb important nutrients. Vitamin d comes from sunlight and food. Your skin produces vitamin d in response to the sun's rays. Some foods also contain vitamin d, including fortified dairy products and cereals, and some kinds of fish. Your child might not get enough vitamin d if he or she
has dark skin
spends too little time outside
has on sunscreen all the time when out of doors
doesn't eat foods containing vitamin d because of lactose intolerance or a strict vegetarian diet
is breastfed without receiving vitamin d supplements
can't make or use vitamin d because of a medical disorder such as celiac disease
in addition to dietary rickets, children can get an inherited form of the disease.