Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 238.72
Low grade myelodysplastic syndrome lesions
  • Short description: Low grde myelody syn les.
  • ICD-9-CM 238.72 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 238.72 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 238.72.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 238.72: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Anemia refractory w excess blasts
  • Anemia, refractory
  • Anemia, ringed sideroblasts, refractory
  • Autosomal-linked pyridoxine refractory sideroblastic anemia
  • Cytopenia, refractory w multilineage dysplasia
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome lesions, low grade
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome: Refractory anemia, without ringed sideroblasts, without excess blasts
  • Refractory anemia
  • Refractory anemia (clinical)
  • Refractory anemia w excess blasts 1
  • Refractory anemia w ringed sideroblasts
  • Refractory anemia with excess blasts-1
  • Refractory anemia with ringed sideroblasts
  • Refractory anemia with ringed sideroblasts (clinical)
  • Refractory anemia without sideroblasts, so stated
  • Refractory cytopenia w multilineage dysplasia
  • Refractory cytopenia with multilineage dysplasia
  • Refractory cytopenia with multilineage dysplasia and ringed sideroblasts
Applies To
  • Refractory anemia (RA)
  • Refractory anemia with excess blasts-1 (RAEB-1)
  • Refractory anemia with ringed sideroblasts (RARS)
  • Refractory cytopenia with multilineage dysplasia (RCMD)
  • Refractory cytopenia with multilineage dysplasia and ringed sideroblasts (RCMD-RS)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 238.72 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM D46.0 Refractory anemia without ring sideroblasts, so stated
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM D46.1 Refractory anemia with ring sideroblasts
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM D46.20 Refractory anemia with excess of blasts, unspecified
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM D46.21 Refractory anemia with excess of blasts 1
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM D46.A Refractory cytopenia with multilineage dysplasia
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM D46.B Refractory cytopenia with multilineage dysplasia and ring sideroblasts
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 238.72:
  • Anemia 285.9
    • refractoria sideroblastica 238.72
    • refractory (primary) 238.72
      • with
        • excess
          • blasts-1 (RAEB-1) 238.72
          • blasts-2 (RAEB-2) 238.73
        • hemochromatosis 238.72
        • ringed sideroblasts (RARS) 238.72
      • due to
        • drug 285.0
        • myelodysplastic syndrome 238.72
        • toxin 285.0
      • hereditary 285.0
      • idiopathic 238.72
      • megaloblastic 281.3
      • sideroblastic 238.72
      • sideropenic 280.9
    • sideroblastic (acquired) (any type) (congenital) (drug-induced) (due to disease) (hereditary) (primary) (secondary) (sex-linked hypochromic) (vitamin B6 responsive) 285.0
  • Bomford-Rhoads anemia (refractory) 238.72
  • Cytopenia 289.9
    • refractory
      • with
        • multilineage dysplasia (RCMD) 238.72
          • and ringed sideroblasts (RCMD-RS) 238.72
  • Hemochromatosis (acquired) (liver) (myocardium) (secondary) 275.03
    • with refractory anemia 238.72
  • Lesion(s)
    • low grade myelodysplastic syndrome 238.72
  • Rhoads and Bomford anemia (refractory) 238.72
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • myelodysplastic 238.75
      • with 5q deletion 238.74
      • lesions, low grade 238.72
      • high grade with 5q deletion 238.73
      • therapy-related 289.83
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