Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 281.3
Other specified megaloblastic anemias not elsewhere classified
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Megaloblastic anemia NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 281.3 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 281.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Acute megaloblastic anemia due to dialysis
  • Acute megaloblastic anemia due to nitrous oxide
  • Acute megaloblastic anemia due to severe illness
  • Acute megaloblastic anemia secondary to total parenteral nutrition
  • Anemia, B12 and folate deficiency
  • Anemia, megaloblastic, refractory
  • Combined B12 and folate deficiency anemia
  • Familial megaloblastic anemia
  • Juvenile type megaloblastic anemia
  • Megaloblastic anemia due to alcoholism
  • Megaloblastic anemia due to blind loop syndrome
  • Megaloblastic anemia due to chronic hemolytic anemia
  • Megaloblastic anemia due to congenital deficiency of intrinsic factor
  • Megaloblastic anemia due to decreased intake of vitamin B>12<
  • Megaloblastic anemia due to disease of small intestine
  • Megaloblastic anemia due to drugs
  • Megaloblastic anemia due to error of cobalamin metabolism
  • Megaloblastic anemia due to error of folate metabolism
  • Megaloblastic anemia due to exfoliative dermatitis
  • Megaloblastic anemia due to gastrectomy
  • Megaloblastic anemia due to hemodialysis
  • Megaloblastic anemia due to inborn errors of metabolism
  • Megaloblastic anemia due to increased requirements
  • Megaloblastic anemia due to nontropical sprue
  • Megaloblastic anemia due to pancreatic insufficiency
  • Megaloblastic anemia due to tropical sprue
  • Megaloblastic anemia due to vitamin B>12< deficiency
  • Megaloblastic anemia due to Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of renal pelvis
  • Refractory megaloblastic anemia
  • Thiamine-responsive megaloblastic anemia
  • Vitamin B12 and folate deficiency anemia
Applies To
  • Combined B12 and folate-deficiency anemia
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 281.3 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM D53.1 Other megaloblastic anemias, not elsewhere classified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 281.3:
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