Specific code 2010 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 280.9
Iron deficiency anemia unspecified
  • Short description: Iron defic anemia NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 280.9 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 280.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2010 version of ICD-9-CM 280.9.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 280.9: 2011 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Anemia, iron deficiency
  • Anemia, microcytic
  • Anemia, microcytic, hypochromic
  • Anemia, microcytic, normochromic
  • Anemia, normocytic, hypochromic
  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Iron deficiency anemia of pregnancy
  • Maternal anemia, iron deficiency, antepartum
  • Maternal anemia, iron deficiency, before birth
  • Microcytic anemia
  • Microcytic hypochromic anemia
  • Microcytic normochromic anemia
  • Normocytic hypochromic anemia
Applies To
  • Anemia:
    • achlorhydric
    • chlorotic
    • idiopathic hypochromic
    • iron [Fe] deficiency NOS
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 280.9 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM D50.9 Iron deficiency anemia, unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 280.9:
  • Achlorhydria, achlorhydric 536.0
    • anemia 280.9
  • Anemia 285.9
    • with
      • disorder of
        • anaerobic glycolysis 282.3
        • pentose phosphate pathway 282.2
      • koilonychia 280.9
    • achlorhydric 280.9
    • asiderotic 280.9
    • chlorotic 280.9
    • due to
      • antineoplastic chemotherapy 285.3
      • blood loss (chronic) 280.0
      • chemotherapy, antineoplastic 285.3
      • defect of Embden-Meyerhof pathway glycolysis 282.3
      • disorder of glutathione metabolism 282.2
      • drug - see Anemia, by type (see also Table of Drugs and Chemicals)
        • chemotherapy, antineoplastic 285.3
      • fetal blood loss 776.5
      • fish tapeworm (D. latum) infestation 123.4
      • glutathione metabolism disorder 282.2
      • hemorrhage (chronic) 280.0
      • hexose monophosphate (HMP) shunt deficiency 282.2
      • impaired absorption 280.9
      • loss of blood (chronic) 280.0
      • myxedema 244.9
      • Necator americanus 126.1
      • prematurity 776.6
      • selective vitamin B12 malabsorption with proteinuria 281.1
    • Faber's (achlorhydric anemia) 280.9
    • hypochromic (idiopathic) (microcytic) (normoblastic) 280.9
    • iron (Fe) deficiency 280.9
    • microcytic (hypochromic) 280.9
    • nutritional (deficiency) 281.9
      • with
        • poor iron absorption 280.9
        • specified deficiency NEC 281.8
      • due to inadequate dietary iron intake 280.1
      • megaloblastic (of infancy) 281.2
    • sideropenic 280.9
    • Witts' (achlorhydric anemia) 280.9
  • Chlorosis 280.9
    • Egyptian (see also Ancylostomiasis) 126.9
    • miners' (see also Ancylostomiasis) 126.9
  • Chlorotic anemia 280.9
  • Deficiency, deficient
    • iron, anemia 280.9
  • Faber's anemia or syndrome (achlorhydric anemia) 280.9
  • Green sickness 280.9
  • Hayem-Faber syndrome (achlorhydric anemia) 280.9
  • Hypochromasia blood cells 280.9
  • Hypochromic anemia 280.9
    • microcytic 280.9
  • Hypoferremia 280.9
    • due to blood loss (chronic) 280.0
  • Hyposiderinemia 280.9
  • Iron
    • deficiency anemia 280.9
  • Sickness
    • green 280.9
  • Sideropenia (see also Anemia, iron deficiency) 280.9
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • Faber's (achlorhydric anemia) 280.9
    • Hayem-Faber (achlorhydric anemia) 280.9
  • Witts' anemia (achlorhydric anemia) 280.9
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