Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 288.50
Leukocytopenia, unspecified
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Leukocytopenia NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 288.50 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 288.50 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Leukopenia
  • Leukopenia (decreased white blood cells in blood)
  • Leukopenia not chemotherapy or radiation related
  • Leukopenia, not chemotherapy or radiation related
Clinical Information
  • (loo-ko-pee-nya) a condition in which the number of leukocytes (white blood cells) in the blood is reduced.
  • Reduction in the number of leukocytes in the blood, the count being 5000 per cubic millimeter or less.
Applies To
  • Decreased leukocytes, unspecified
  • Decreased white blood cell count, unspecified
  • Leukopenia NOS
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 288.50 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM D72.819 Decreased white blood cell count, unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 288.50:
  • Decrease, decreased
    • blood
      • platelets (see also Thrombocytopenia) 287.5
      • pressure 796.3
      • white cell count 288.50
    • leukocytes 288.50
    • white blood cell count 288.50
  • Findings, (abnormal), without diagnosis (examination) (laboratory test) 796.4
  • Hypoleukocytosis 288.50
  • Leukocytopenia 288.50
  • Leukopenia 288.50
    • malignant (see also Agranulocytosis) 288.09
    • transitory neonatal 776.7
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