Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 279.12
Wiskott-aldrich syndrome
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 279.12 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 279.12 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Wiskott Aldrich syndrome
  • Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome
Clinical Information
  • A rare, x-linked immunodeficiency syndrome characterized by eczema, thrombocytopenia, and recurrent pyogenic infection. It is seen exclusively in young boys. Typically, igm levels are low and iga and ige levels are elevated. Lymphoreticular malignancies are common.
  • A rare, x-linked immunodeficiency syndrome characterized by eczema; lymphopenia; and, recurrent pyogenic infection. It is seen exclusively in young boys. Typically, immunoglobulin m levels are low and immunoglobulin a and immunoglobulin e levels are elevated. Lymphoreticular malignancies are common.
  • An inherited immune disorder that occurs in young boys. It causes eczema (a type of skin inflammation), a decrease in the number of platelets (blood cells that help prevent bleeding), and frequent bacterial infections. People with wiskott-aldrich syndrome are at increased risk of developing leukemia and lymphoma.
  • Rare x-linked immunodeficiency syndrome of young boys characterized by eczema, thrombocytopenic purpura and recurrent pyogenic infection; igm levels are low and iga and ige levels are elevated; lymphoreticular malignancies are common.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 279.12 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM D82.0 Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 279.12:
  • Aldrich (-Wiskott) syndrome (eczema-thrombocytopenia) 279.12
  • Deficiency, deficient
  • Immunodeficiency 279.3
    • with
      • adenosine-deaminase deficiency 279.2
      • defect, predominant
      • hyperimmunoglobulinemia 279.2
      • lymphopenia, hereditary 279.2
      • thrombocytopenia and eczema 279.12
      • thymic
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • Aldrich (-Wiskott) (eczema-thrombocytopenia) 279.12
    • eczema-thrombocytopenia 279.12
    • familial eczema-thrombocytopenia 279.12
    • Wiskott-Aldrich (eczema-thrombocytopenia) 279.12
  • Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (eczema-thrombocytopenia) 279.12
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