Ascorbic acid deficiency E54-

Applicable To
  • Deficiency of vitamin C
  • Scurvy
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 E54. 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.
  • scorbutic anemia (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D53.2

    Scorbutic anemia

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
  • sequelae of vitamin C deficiency (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E64.2

    Sequelae of vitamin C deficiency

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
Clinical Information
  • A condition due to a dietary deficiency of ascorbic acid (vitamin c), characterized by malaise, lethargy, and weakness. As the disease progresses, joints, muscles, and subcutaneous tissues may become the sites of hemorrhage. Ascorbic acid deficiency frequently develops into scurvy in young children fed unsupplemented cow's milk exclusively during their first year. It develops also commonly in chronic alcoholism. (cecil textbook of medicine, 19th ed, p1177)
  • An acquired blood vessel disorder caused by severe deficiency of vitamin c (ascorbic acid) in the diet leading to defective collagen formation in small blood vessels. Scurvy is characterized by bleeding in any tissue, weakness, anemia, spongy gums, and a brawny induration of the muscles of the calves and legs.
  • Condition due to a deficiency of vitamin c.
  • E54 Ascorbic acid deficiency