Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 281.2
Folate-deficiency anemia
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 281.2 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 281.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Anemia, dietary folate deficiency
  • Anemia, megaloblastic, folate deficiency
  • Dietary folate deficiency anemia
  • Drug induced folate deficiency anemia
  • Folate deficiency anemia, drug-induced
  • Megaloblastic anemia due to folate deficiency
  • Megaloblastic anemia due to poor nutrition
Applies To
  • Congenital folate malabsorption
  • Folate or folic acid deficiency anemia:
    • NOS
    • dietary
    • drug-induced
  • Goat's milk anemia
  • Nutritional megaloblastic anemia (of infancy)
Use Additional
  • Use additional E code to identify drug
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 281.2 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM D52.0 Dietary folate deficiency anemia
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM D52.1 Drug-induced folate deficiency anemia
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM D52.8 Other folate deficiency anemias
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM D52.9 Folate deficiency anemia, unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 281.2:
  • Anemia 285.9
    • deficiency 281.9
      • 2, 3 diphosphoglycurate mutase 282.3
      • 2, 3 PG 282.3
      • 6-PGD 282.2
      • 6-phosphogluronic dehydrogenase 282.2
      • amino acid 281.4
      • combined B12 and folate 281.3
      • enzyme, drug-induced (hemolytic) 282.2
      • erythrocytic glutathione 282.2
      • folate 281.2
        • dietary 281.2
        • drug-induced 281.2
      • folic acid 281.2
        • dietary 281.2
        • drug-induced 281.2
      • G-6-PD 282.2
      • GGS-R 282.2
      • glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G-6-PD) 282.2
      • glucose-phosphate isomerase 282.3
      • glutathione peroxidase 282.2
      • glutathione reductase 282.2
      • glyceraldehyde phosphate dehydrogenase 282.3
      • GPI 282.3
      • G SH 282.2
      • hexokinase 282.3
      • iron (Fe) 280.9
      • nutritional 281.9
        • with
          • poor iron absorption 280.9
          • specified deficiency NEC 281.8
        • due to inadequate dietary iron intake 280.1
        • specified type NEC 281.8
      • of or complicating pregnancy 648.2
      • pentose phosphate pathway 282.2
      • PFK 282.3
      • phosphofructo-aldolase 282.3
      • phosphofructokinase 282.3
      • phosphoglycerate kinase 282.3
      • PK 282.3
      • protein 281.4
      • pyruvate kinase (PK) 282.3
      • TPI 282.3
      • triosephosphate isomerase 282.3
      • vitamin B12 NEC 281.1
    • folate (folic acid) deficiency 281.2
      • dietary 281.2
      • drug-induced 281.2
    • folate malabsorption, congenital 281.2
    • folic acid deficiency 281.2
      • dietary 281.2
      • drug-induced 281.2
    • goat's milk 281.2
    • macrocytic 281.9
      • nutritional 281.2
      • of or complicating pregnancy 648.2
      • tropical 281.2
    • megaloblastic 281.9
      • combined B12 and folate deficiency 281.3
      • nutritional (of infancy) 281.2
      • of infancy 281.2
      • of or complicating pregnancy 648.2
      • refractory 281.3
      • specified NEC 281.3
    • 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
    • tropical, macrocytic 281.2
    • Zuelzer (-Ogden) (nutritional megaloblastic anemia) 281.2
  • Deficiency, deficient
    • dihydrofolate reductase 281.2
    • folate, anemia 281.2
    • folic acid (vitamin BC) 266.2
      • anemia 281.2
  • Malabsorption 579.9
    • folate, congenital 281.2
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • Zuelzer-Ogden (nutritional megaloblastic anemia) 281.2
  • Zuelzer (-Ogden) anemia or syndrome (nutritional megaloblastic anemia) 281.2
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