Anemia happens when you do not have enough red blood cells. The cells travel with iron and hemoglobin, which is a protein that helps carry oxygen through the bloodstream to your organs all through the body.
icd 10 Codes, Treatment of Anemia, Symptoms of Anemia, anemia signs, aplastic anemia

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Anemia happens when you do not have enough red blood cells. The cells travel with iron and hemoglobin, which is a protein that helps carry oxygen through the bloodstream to your organs all through the body.


When someone develops anemia, they are said to be “anemic.” Being anemic might mean that you feel more tired or cold than you usually do, or if your skin seems too pale. This is due to your organs not receiving the oxygen they need to do their jobs. The most common types of anemia are aplastic anemia, iron deficiency anemia, sickle cell anemia, thalassemia, and vitamin deficiency anemia.


Anemia signs and symptoms vary depending on the cause. If the anemia is caused by a chronic disease, the disease can mask them, so that the anemia might be detected by tests for another condition. Depending on the causes of your anemia, you might have no symptoms. Signs and symptoms, if they do occur, might include fatigue, weakness, pale or yellowish skin, irregular heartbeats, shortness of breath, dizziness or lightheadedness, chest pain, cold hands and feet, and headaches.


Anemia treatment depends on the cause. Treatment for iron deficiency anemia usually involves taking iron supplements and changing your diet. Treatment for folic acid and vitamin C deficiency involves dietary supplements and increasing these nutrients in your diet. Treatment for aplastic anemia can include blood transfusions to boost levels of red blood cells. Treatment for sickle cell anemia might include oxygen, pain relievers, and oral and intravenous fluids to reduce pain and prevent complications. Most forms of thalassemia are mild and require no treatment.

The table below includes the most commonly used ICD-10 Codes for anemia:

ICD-10 Chapter Codes Code Description
3 D50.0 Iron deficiency anemia secondary to blood loss (chronic)
3 D50.1 Sideropenic dysphagia
3 D50.8 Other iron deficiency anemias
3 D50.9 Iron deficiency anemia, unspecified
3 D51.0 Vitamin B12 deficiency anemia due to intrinsic factor deficiency
3 D51.1 Vitamin B12 deficiency anemia due to selective vitamin B12 malabsorption with proteinuria
3 D51.2 Transcobalamin II deficiency
3 D51.3 Other dietary vitamin B12 deficiency anemia
3 D51.8 Other vitamin B12 deficiency anemias
3 D51.9 Vitamin B12 deficiency anemia, unspecified
3 D52.0 Dietary folate deficiency anemia
3 D52.1 Drug-induced folate deficiency anemia
3 D52.8 Other folate deficiency anemias
3 D52.9 Folate deficiency anemia, unspecified
3 D53.0 Protein deficiency anemia
3 D53.1 Other megaloblastic anemias, not elsewhere classified
3 D53.2 Scorbutic anemia
3 D53.8 Other specified nutritional anemias
3 D53.9 Nutritional anemia, unspecified
3 D55.0 Anemia due to glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase [G6PD] deficiency
3 D55.1 Anemia due to other disorders of glutathione metabolism
3 D55.2 Anemia due to disorders of glycolytic enzymes
3 D55.3 Anemia due to disorders of nucleotide metabolism
3 D55.8 Other anemias due to enzyme disorders
3 D55.9 Anemia due to enzyme disorder, unspecified
3 D56.0 Alpha thalassemia
3 D56.1 Beta thalassemia
3 D56.2 Delta-beta thalassemia
3 D56.3 Thalassemia minor
3 D56.4 Hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin [HPFH]
3 D56.5 Hemoglobin E-beta thalassemia
3 D56.8 Other thalassemias
3 D56.9 Thalassemia, unspecified
3 D57.00 Hb-SS disease with crisis unspecified
3 D57.01 Hb-SS disease with acute chest syndrome
3 D57.02 Hb-SS disease with splenic sequestration
3 D57.1 Sickle-cell disease without crisis
3 D57.20 Sickle-cell/Hb-C disease without crisis
3 D57.211 Sickle-cell/Hb-C disease with acute chest syndrome
3 D57.212 Sickle-cell/Hb-C disease with splenic sequestration
3 D57.219 Sickle-cell/Hb-C disease with crisis, unspecified
3 D57.3 Sickle-cell trait
3 D57.40 Sickle-cell thalassemia, without crisis
3 D57.411 Sickle-cell thalassemia with acute chest syndrome
3 D57.412 Sickle-cell thalassemia with splenic sequestration
3 D57.419 Sickle-cell thalassemia with crisis unspecified
3 D57.80 Other sickle-cell disorders, without crisis
3 D57.811 Other sickle-cell disorders with acute chest syndrome
3 D57.812 Other sickle-cell disorders with splenic sequestration
3 D57.819 Other sickle-cell disorders with crisis, unspecified
3 D58.0 Hereditary spherocytosis
3 D58.1 Hereditary elliptocytosis
3 D58.2 Other hemoglobinopathies
3 D58.8 Other specified hereditary hemolytic anemias
3 D58.9 Hereditary hemolytic anemia, unspecified
3 D59.0 Drug-induced autoimmune hemolytic anemia
3 D59.1 Other autoimmune hemolytic anemias
3 D59.2 Drug-induced nonautoimmune hemolytic anemia
3 D59.3 Hemolytic-uremic syndrome
3 D59.4 Other nonautoimmune hemolytic anemias
3 D59.5 Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria [Marchiafava-Micheli]
3 D59.6 Hemoglobinuria due to hemolysis from other external causes
3 D59.8 Other acquired hemolytic anemias
3 D59.9 Acquired hemolytic anemia, unspecified
3 D60.0 Chronic acquired pure red cell aplasia
3 D60.1 Transient acquired pure red cell aplasia
3 D60.8 Other acquired pure red cell aplasias
3 D60.9 Acquired pure red cell aplasia, unspecified
3 D61.01 Constitutional (pure) red blood cell aplasia
3 D61.09 Other constitutional aplastic anemia
3 D61.1 Drug-induced aplastic anemia
3 D61.2 Aplastic anemia due to other external agents
3 D61.3 Idiopathic aplastic anemia
3 D61.810 Antineoplastic chemotherapy induced pancytopenia
3 D61.811 Other drug-induced pancytopenia
3 D61.818 Other pancytopenia
3 D61.82 Myelophthisis
3 D61.89 Other specified aplastic anemias and other bone marrow failure syndromes
3 D61.9 Aplastic anemia, unspecified
3 D62 Acute posthemorrhagic anemia
3 D63.0 Anemia in neoplastic disease
3 D63.1 Anemia in chronic kidney disease
3 D63.8 Anemia in other chronic diseases classified elsewhere
3 D64.0 Hereditary sideroblastic anemia
3 D64.1 Secondary sideroblastic anemia due to disease
3 D64.2 Secondary sideroblastic anemia due to drugs and toxins
3 D64.3 Other sideroblastic anemias
3 D64.4 Congenital dyserythropoietic anemia
3 D64.81 Anemia due to antineoplastic chemotherapy
3 D64.89 Other specified anemias
3 D64.9 Anemia, unspecified

Author: Tonoya Ahmed

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