E61.5: Molybdenum deficiency

You have been found to have a molybdenum deficiency.

Molybdenum is contained particularly in legumes, dairy products and meat. We normally absorb sufficient molybdenum in our food. It is very rare to have insufficient molybdenum in the body. Not a lot is yet known about which symptoms can be caused by a molybdenum deficiency. The heart may beat faster than usual. You may get headaches and not be able to concentrate very well. A molybdenum deficiency may damage the nerves and brain.

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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