Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 238.75
Myelodysplastic syndrome, unspecified
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 238.75 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 238.75 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: 238.75 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM D46.9 Myelodysplastic syndrome, unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Myelodysplastic disease
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome (clinical)
  • Myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative disease
Clinical Information
  • (mye-eh-lo-dis-plas-tik sin-drome) disease in which the bone marrow does not function normally
  • A clonal hematopoietic disorder characterized by dysplasia and ineffective hematopoiesis in one or more of the hematopoietic cell lines. The dysplasia may be accompanied by an increase in myeloblasts, but the number is less than 20%, which, according to the who guidelines, is the requisite threshold for the diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia. It may occur de novo or as a result of exposure to alkylating agents and/or radiotherapy. (who, 2001)
  • A disorder characterized by insufficiently healthy hematapoietic cell production by the bone marrow
  • A group of diseases in which the bone marrow does not make enough healthy blood cells
  • Abnormal bone marrow cells that may lead to myelogenous leukemia
  • Clonal hematopoietic stem cell disorders characterized by dysplasia in one or more hematopoietic cell lineages. They predominantly affect patients over 60, are considered preleukemic conditions, and have high probability of transformation into acute myeloid leukemia
  • Your bone marrow is the spongy tissue inside some of your bones, such as your hip and thigh bones. It contains immature cells, called stem cells. The stem cells can develop into the red blood cells that carry oxygen through your body, the white blood cells that fight infections, and the platelets that help with blood clotting. If you have a myelodysplastic syndrome, the stem cells do not mature into healthy blood cells. This leaves less room for healthy cells, which can lead to infection, anemia, or easy bleeding.myelodysplastic syndromes often do not cause early symptoms and are sometimes found during a routine blood test. If you have symptoms, they may include
    • shortness of breath
    • weakness or feeling tired
    • skin that is paler than usual
    • easy bruising or bleeding
    • pinpoint spots under the skin caused by bleeding
    • fever or frequent infections
    myelodysplastic syndromes are rare. People at higher risk are over 60, have had chemotherapy or radiation therapy, or have been exposed to certain chemicals. Treatment options include transfusions, drug therapy, chemotherapy, and blood or bone marrow stem cell transplants. nih national cancer institute
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 238.75:
  • Preleukemia 238.75
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • myelodysplastic 238.75
    • preleukemic 238.75
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