Non-specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 285
Other and unspecified anemias
  • 2015
  • Non-Billable Code

  • There are 6 ICD-9-CM codes below 285 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • 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
  • Anemia characterized by the presence of erythroblasts containing excessive deposits of iron in the marrow
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