Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 238.77
Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD)
  • Billable Code
  • Unacceptable As Principal Dx
  • Short description: Post tp lymphprolif dis.
  • ICD-9-CM 238.77 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 238.77 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Post bone marrow transplant lymphoprolif disorder
  • Post bone marrow transplant lymphoproliferative disorder
  • Post heart transplant lymphoproliferative disorder
  • Post intestine transplant lymphoprolif disorder
  • Post intestine transplant lymphoproliferative disorder
  • Post kidney transplant lymphoproliferative disord
  • Post kidney transplant lymphoproliferative disorder
  • Post liver transplant lymphoproliferative disorder
  • Post lung transplant lymphoproliferative disorder
  • Post pancreas transplant lymphoprolif disorder
  • Post pancreas transplant lymphoproliferative disorder
  • Post transplant lymphoproliferative disorder
  • Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder
Clinical Information
  • A condition in which a group of b-cells grow out of control after an organ transplant in patients with weakened immune systems. This usually happens if the patient has also been infected with epstein-barr virus. Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder may progress to non-hodgkin lymphoma.
  • Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (ptld) is a polyclonal (benign) or clonal (malignant) proliferation of lymphoid cells that develops as a consequence of immunosuppression in a recipient of a solid organ or bone marrow allograft. Ptlds comprise a spectrum ranging from early, epstein-barr virus (ebv)-driven polyclonal lymphoid proliferations to ebv-positive or ebv- negative lymphomas of predominantly b-cell or less often t-cell type. (who, 2001)
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ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 238.77 is considered unacceptable as a principal diagnosis as it describes a circumstance which influences an individual's health status but not a current illness or injury, or the diagnosis may not be a specific manifestation but may be due to an underlying cause.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 238.77 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM D47.Z1 Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD)
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 238.77:
  • Disorder - see also Disease
    • lymphoproliferative (chronic) NEC (M9970/1) 238.79
      • post-transplant (PTLD) 238.77
    • post-transplant lymphoproliferative (PTLD) 238.77
  • Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) 238.77
  • PTLD (post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder) 238.77
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