2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E42

Marasmic kwashiorkor

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • E42 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM E42 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of E42 - other international versions of ICD-10 E42 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Intermediate form severe protein-calorie malnutrition
  • Severe protein-calorie malnutrition with signs of both kwashiorkor and marasmus
The following code(s) above E42 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 E42:
  • E00-E89
    2020 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
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range E40-E46

    Malnutrition

    Type 1 Excludes
    • intestinal malabsorption (K90.-)
    • sequelae of protein-calorie malnutrition (E64.0)
    Type 2 Excludes
    Malnutrition
ICD-10-CM E42 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 640 Miscellaneous disorders of nutrition, metabolism, fluids and electrolytes with mcc
  • 641 Miscellaneous disorders of nutrition, metabolism, fluids and electrolytes without mcc

Convert E42 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to E42:
  • Type 1 Excludes: E40
    , E41
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E40

    Kwashiorkor

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Severe malnutrition with nutritional edema with dyspigmentation of skin and hair
    Type 1 Excludes
    • marasmic kwashiorkor (E42)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E41

    Nutritional marasmus

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Severe malnutrition with marasmus
    Type 1 Excludes
    • marasmic kwashiorkor (E42)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to E42:
  • Deficiency, deficient
    • calorie, severe E43
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E43

      Unspecified severe protein-calorie malnutrition

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Starvation edema
      • with marasmus E41
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E41

        Nutritional marasmus

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
        Applicable To
        • Severe malnutrition with marasmus
        Type 1 Excludes
        • marasmic kwashiorkor (E42)
        • and kwashiorkor E42
  • Kwashiorkor E40
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E40

    Kwashiorkor

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Severe malnutrition with nutritional edema with dyspigmentation of skin and hair
    Type 1 Excludes
    • marasmic kwashiorkor (E42)
    • marasmic, marasmus type E42
  • Malnutrition E46
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E46

    Unspecified protein-calorie malnutrition

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Malnutrition NOS
    • Protein-calorie imbalance NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • nutritional deficiency NOS (E63.9)
    • degree
      • severe (protein-energy) E43
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E43

        Unspecified severe protein-calorie malnutrition

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
        Applicable To
        • Starvation edema
    • protein E46
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E46

      Unspecified protein-calorie malnutrition

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Malnutrition NOS
      • Protein-calorie imbalance NOS
      Type 1 Excludes
      • nutritional deficiency NOS (E63.9)
      • calorie E46
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E46

        Unspecified protein-calorie malnutrition

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
        Applicable To
        • Malnutrition NOS
        • Protein-calorie imbalance NOS
        Type 1 Excludes
        • nutritional deficiency NOS (E63.9)
        • severe E43
          ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E43

          Unspecified severe protein-calorie malnutrition

            2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
          Applicable To
          • Starvation edema
      • energy E46
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E46

        Unspecified protein-calorie malnutrition

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
        Applicable To
        • Malnutrition NOS
        • Protein-calorie imbalance NOS
        Type 1 Excludes
        • nutritional deficiency NOS (E63.9)
        • severe E43
          ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E43

          Unspecified severe protein-calorie malnutrition

            2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
          Applicable To
          • Starvation edema
    • severe (protein-energy) E43
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E43

      Unspecified severe protein-calorie malnutrition

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Starvation edema
      • with
        • kwashiorkor E42 (and marasmus)

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To E42
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
E50.1 Vitamin A deficiency with Bitot's spot and conjunctival xerosis
E50.2 Vitamin A deficiency with corneal xerosis

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