Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 285.0
Sideroblastic anemia
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 285.0 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 285.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Anemia, drug induced sideroblastic
  • Anemia, hereditary sideroblastic
  • Anemia, sideroblastic
  • Anemia, sideroblastic due to medical disease
  • Drug induced sideroblastic anemia
  • Hereditary sideroblastic anemia
  • Secondary sideroblastic anemia due to disease
  • Secondary sideroblastic anemia due to drug
  • Sideroblastic anemia due to medical disease
Clinical Information
  • A myelodysplastic syndrome characterized mainly by dysplasia of the erythroid series. Refractory anemia is uncommon. It is primarily a disease of older adults. The median survival exceeds 5 years. (who, 2001)
  • Acquired or hereditary anemia marked by sideroblasts: bone marrow cells with large mitochondrial deposits of insoluble iron due to defective heme synthesis, leading to ineffective erythropoiesis.
285.0 Excludes
  • refractory sideroblastic anemia (238.72)
Applies To
  • Anemia:
    • hypochromic with iron loading
    • sideroachrestic
    • sideroblastic:
      • acquired
      • congenital
      • hereditary
      • primary
      • secondary (drug-induced) (due to disease)
      • sex-linked hypochromic
      • vitamin B6-responsive
  • Pyridoxine-responsive (hypochromic) anemia
Use Additional
  • Use additional E code to identify cause, if drug-induced
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 285.0 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM D64.0 Hereditary sideroblastic anemia
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM D64.1 Secondary sideroblastic anemia due to disease
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM D64.2 Secondary sideroblastic anemia due to drugs and toxins
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM D64.3 Other sideroblastic anemias
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 285.0:
  • Anemia 285.9
    • hypochromic (idiopathic) (microcytic) (normoblastic) 280.9
      • with iron loading 285.0
      • due to blood loss (chronic) 280.0
      • familial sex linked 285.0
      • pyridoxine-responsive 285.0
    • pyridoxine-responsive (hypochromic) 285.0
    • refractory (primary) 238.72
      • with
      • due to
        • drug 285.0
        • myelodysplastic syndrome 238.72
        • toxin 285.0
      • hereditary 285.0
      • idiopathic 238.72
      • megaloblastic 281.3
      • sideroblastic 238.72
        • hereditary 285.0
      • sideropenic 280.9
    • sideroachrestic 285.0
    • sideroblastic (acquired) (any type) (congenital) (drug-induced) (due to disease) (hereditary) (primary) (secondary) (sex-linked hypochromic) (vitamin B6 responsive) 285.0
      • refractory 238.72
        • congenital 285.0
        • drug-induced 285.0
        • hereditary 285.0
        • sex-linked hypochromic 285.0
        • vitamin B6-responsive 285.0
    • vitamin
      • B6-responsive 285.0
      • B12 deficiency (dietary) 281.1
  • Erythropoiesis, idiopathic ineffective 285.0
  • Pseudothalassemia 285.0
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