Non-specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 208.0
Leukemia of unspecified cell type acute
  • 2015
  • Non-Billable Code

  • There are 3 ICD-9-CM codes below 208.0 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • A clonal (malignant) hematopoietic disorder affecting the bone marrow and the peripheral blood. The malignant cells show minimal differentiation and are called blasts, either myeloid blasts (myeloblasts) or lymphoid blasts (lymphoblasts). According to the type of blasts present, acute leukemias are classified as acute myeloid leukemia (aml) and precursor lymphoblastic or acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all)
  • A leukemia originating from a precursor bone marrow cell which is in an earlier developmental stage compared to lymphoblasts and myeloblasts
  • A rapidly progressing cancer of the blood-forming tissue (bone marrow)
  • Leukemia in which the involved cell shows little or no differentiation, usually consisting of blast cells; two types are distinguished, acute lymphocytic and acute myelogenous leukemia
208.0 Excludes
  • acute exacerbation of chronic unspecified leukemia (208.1)
Applies To
  • Acute leukemia NOS
  • Blast cell leukemia
  • Stem cell leukemia
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 208.0:
  • Leukemia, leukemic (congenital) (M9800/3) 208.9
    • acute NEC (M9801/3) 208.0
    • blast (cell) (M9801/3) 208.0
    • blastic (M9801/3) 208.0
      • granulocytic (M9861/3) 205.0
    • hemoblastic (M9801/3) 208.0
    • stem cell (M9801/3) 208.0
    • undifferentiated (M9801/3) 208.0
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