ICD-10 Disease: E54 Ascorbic acid deficiency

International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10)

Translations

Language
Translation
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Ascorbic acid deficiency
Flag  French
Carence en acide ascorbique
Flag  Russian
Недостаточность аскорбиновой кислоты

Hierarchical position

Level
Code
Title
1
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases
2
Other nutritional deficiencies
3
E54
Ascorbic acid deficiency

Indicated medicines

Active Ingredient
Description

Ascorbic acid, coupled with dehydroascorbic acid to which it is reversibly oxidised, has a variety of functions in cellular oxidation processes. Ascorbic acid is required in several important hydroxylations, including the conversion of proline to hydroxyproline and appears to have an important role in metal ion metabolism, including the gastrointestinal absorption of iron and its transport between plasma and storage organs.