Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 281.4
Protein-deficiency anemia
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Protein defic anemia.
  • ICD-9-CM 281.4 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 281.4 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Amino acid deficiency anemia
  • Anemia, amino acid deficiency
Applies To
  • Amino-acid-deficiency anemia
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 281.4 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM D53.0 Protein deficiency anemia
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 281.4:
  • Aciduria 791.9
    • orotic (congenital) (hereditary) (pyrimidine deficiency) 281.4
  • Amino acid
    • deficiency 270.9
      • anemia 281.4
  • Anemia 285.9
    • amino acid deficiency 281.4
    • orotic aciduric (congenital) (hereditary) 281.4
    • protein-deficiency 281.4
  • Deficiency, deficient
    • protein 260
      • anemia 281.4
      • C 289.81
      • plasma - see Deficiency, plasma, protein
      • S 289.81
  • Dysproteinemia 273.8
    • transient with copper deficiency 281.4
  • Orotaciduria, oroticaciduria (congenital) (hereditary) (pyrimidine deficiency) 281.4
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