Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism
2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D56
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- D56 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
- The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM D56 became effective on October 1, 2019.
- This is the American ICD-10-CM version of D56 - other international versions of ICD-10 D56 may differ.
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- 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.
- 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
- 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
- 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
- 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
- 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To D56
Other specified nutritional anemias
Nutritional anemia, unspecified
Anemia due to enzyme disorders
Anemia due to glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase [G6PD] deficiency
Anemia due to other disorders of glutathione metabolism
Anemia due to disorders of glycolytic enzymes
Anemia due to disorders of nucleotide metabolism
Other anemias due to enzyme disorders
Anemia due to enzyme disorder, unspecified
Hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin [HPFH]
Hemoglobin E-beta thalassemia
Hb-SS disease with crisis
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