Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 238.71
Essential thrombocythemia
  • Short description: Essntial thrombocythemia.
  • ICD-9-CM 238.71 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 238.71 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
  • You are viewing the 2011 version of ICD-9-CM 238.71.
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Convert to ICD-10-CM: 238.71 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM D47.3 Essential (hemorrhagic) thrombocythemia
Disease Synonyms
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombocytosis (high blood platelets)
Applies To
  • Essential hemorrhagic thrombocythemia
  • Essential thrombocytosis
  • Idiopathic (hemorrhagic) thrombocythemia
  • Primary thrombocytosis
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 238.71:
  • Hemorrhage, hemorrhagic (nontraumatic) 459.0
    • thrombocythemia 238.71
  • Thrombocythemia (primary) (M9962/1) 238.71
    • essential 238.71
    • hemorrhagic 238.71
    • idiopathic (hemorrhagic) (M9962/1) 238.71
  • Thrombocytosis 238.71
    • essential 238.71
    • primary 238.71
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