Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 282.43
Alpha thalassemia
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 282.43 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 282.43 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Alpha plus thalassemia, nondeletion type
  • Alpha plus thalassemia, single gene deletion
  • alpha Thalassemia
  • Alpha thalassemia major
  • alpha^+^ Thalassemia, deletion type
  • alpha^+^ Thalassemia, nondeletion type
  • Hemoglobin H disease
  • Hgb H disease
  • Homozygous alpha thalassemia
  • Thalassemia, alpha
  • Thalassemia, alpha plus, deletion type
  • Thalassemia, alpha plus, nondeletion type
  • Thalassemia, alpha, homozygous
  • Thalassemia, hemoglobin h disease
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by reduced synthesis of the alpha chains of hemoglobin. The severity of this condition can vary from mild anemia to death, depending on the number of genes deleted.
  • A genetic hematologic disorder characterized by partial or complete absence of the alpha globin chains of the heme molecule.
282.43 Excludes
  • alpha thalassemia trait or minor (282.46)
  • hydrops fetalis due to isoimmunization (773.3)
  • hydrops fetalis not due to immune hemolysis (778.0)
Applies To
  • Alpha thalassemia major
  • Hemoglobin H Constant Spring
  • Hemoglobin H disease
  • Hydrops fetalis due to alpha thalassemia
  • Severe alpha thalassemia
  • Triple gene defect alpha thalassemia
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 282.43 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM D56.0 Alpha thalassemia
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 282.43:
  • Alpha thalassemia 282.43
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
  • Hemoglobin - see also condition
    • H Constant Spring 282.43
    • H disease 282.43
  • Hydrops 782.3
    • fetal, fetalis or newborn 778.0
      • due to
        • alpha thalassemia 282.43
        • isoimmunization 773.3
      • not due to isoimmunization 778.0
  • Thalassemia (disease) 282.40
    • alpha (major) (severe) (triple gene defect) 282.43
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