E60: Dietary zinc deficiency

You have taken insufficient zinc with your food.

Zinc ensures that many proteins in the body can work properly. For example, zinc is important for the immune system, blood formation and wound healing. Particularly large amounts of zinc are contained in meat, fish, eggs, rolled oats, cheese, soy beans and nuts.

You have taken insufficient zinc with your food. If you have insufficient zinc in your body, you may have various symptoms. For example, you may be more susceptible to diseases caused by pathogens. The skin and mucous membranes can be damaged. Hair may become brittle or fall out. You may also have digestive problems.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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