Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 238.74
Myelodysplastic syndrome with 5q deletion
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 238.74 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 238.74 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 238.74 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM D46.C Myelodysplastic syndrome with isolated del(5q) chromosomal abnormality
Approximate Synonyms
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome w 5q deletion
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome with 5Q deletion
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome with isolated del(5q)
Clinical Information
  • A myelodysplastic syndrome characterized by a deletion between bands q31 and 33 on chromosome 5. The number of blasts in the bone marrow and blood is <5%. The bone marrow is usually hypercellular or normocellular with increased number of often hypolobated megakaryocytes. The peripheral blood shows macrocytic anemia. This syndrome occurs predominantly but not exclusively in middle age to older women. The prognosis is good and transformation to acute leukemia is rare. (who, 2001)
  • A rare disorder caused by loss of part of the long arm (q arm) of human chromosome 5. This syndrome affects myeloid (bone marrow) cells, causing treatment-resistant anemia, and myelodysplastic syndromes that may lead to acute myelogenous leukemia
238.74 Excludes
  • constitutional 5q deletion (758.39)
  • high grade myelodysplastic syndrome with 5q deletion (238.73)
Applies To
  • 5q minus syndrome NOS
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 238.74:
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • 5q minus 238.74
    • myelodysplastic 238.75
      • with 5q deletion 238.74
      • lesions, low grade 238.72
      • high grade with 5q deletion 238.73
      • therapy-related 289.83
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