D59.8 ICD 10 Code is a billable and specific code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis of Other acquired hemolytic anemias for reimbursement purposes. The 2021 edition of the American ICD-10-CM code became effective on October 1, 2020.
Terms applicables to D59.8 ICD 10 code
Possible back-references that may be applicable or related to D59.8 ICD10 Code:
- D50-D89 Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism
- D55-D59 Hemolytic anemias
- D59 Acquired hemolytic anemia
Present On Admission (POA Exempt)
D59.8 ICD 10 code is considered exempt from POA reporting
Clinical information about D59.8 ICD 10 code
If you have anemia, your blood does not carry enough oxygen to the rest of your body. The most common cause of anemia is not having enough iron. Your body needs iron to make hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is an iron-rich protein that gives the red color to blood. It carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body.
Anemia has three main causes: blood loss, lack of red blood cell production, and high rates of red blood cell destruction.
Conditions that may lead to anemia include:
- Heavy periods
- Colon polyps or colon cancer
- Inherited disorders
- A diet that does not have enough iron, folic acid or vitamin B12
- Blood disorders such as sickle cell anemia and thalassemia, or cancer
- Aplastic anemia, a condition that can be inherited or acquired
- G6PD deficiency, a metabolic disorder
Anemia can make you feel tired, cold, dizzy, and irritable. You may be short of breath or have a headache.
Your doctor will diagnose anemia with a physical exam and blood tests. Treatment depends on the kind of anemia you have.
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