Thalassemia D56-

Type 1 Excludes
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A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as D56. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • sickle-cell thalassemia (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D57.4

    Sickle-cell thalassemia

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Sickle-cell beta thalassemia
    • Thalassemia Hb-S disease
Clinical Information
  • A group of hereditary hemolytic anemias in which there is decreased synthesis of one or more hemoglobin polypeptide chains. There are several genetic types with clinical pictures ranging from barely detectable hematologic abnormality to severe and fatal anemia.
  • An inherited blood disorder characterized by a decreased synthesis of one of the polypeptide chains that form hemoglobin. Anemia results from this abnormal hemoglobin formation.
  • An inherited form of anemia
  • Heterogeneous group of hereditary hemolytic anemias which have in common a decreased rate of synthesis of one or more hemoglobin polypeptide chains.
  • If you have thalassemia, your body has problems making hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen through your body. When your blood does not carry enough oxygen to the rest of your body, you have anemia.thalassemia, a genetic disease, can be mild or severe. Some carriers of the gene have no symptoms. The most common severe form in the United States is a type called cooley's anemia. It mainly affects people of mediterranean or asian ancestry. It usually appears during the first two years of life. Severe thalassemia is treated with blood transfusions and treatment to remove excess iron in the blood.
  • D56 Thalassemia
    • D56.0 Alpha thalassemia
    • D56.1 Beta thalassemia
    • D56.2 Delta-beta thalassemia
    • D56.3 Thalassemia minor
    • D56.4 Hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin [HPFH]
    • D56.5 Hemoglobin E-beta thalassemia
    • D56.8 Other thalassemias
    • D56.9 Thalassemia, unspecified