Diagnosis Code D55.8
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code D55.8 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)
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- 282.3 - Enzyme defic anemia NEC (approximate) Approximate Flag
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- Anemia due to pentose phosphate pathway defect
- Drug-induced enzyme deficiency anemia
- Hereditary nonspherocytic hemolytic anemia due to aldolase A deficiency
- Hereditary nonspherocytic hemolytic anemia due to decreased adenosine deaminase activity
- Hereditary nonspherocytic hemolytic anemia due to diphosphoglycerate mutase deficiency
- Hereditary nonspherocytic hemolytic anemia due to increased adenosine deaminase activity
Information for Patients
Also called: Iron poor blood
If you have anemia, your blood does not carry enough oxygen to the rest of your body. The most common cause of anemia is not having enough iron. Your body needs iron to make hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is an iron-rich protein that gives the red color to blood. It carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body.
Anemia has three main causes: blood loss, lack of red blood cell production, and high rates of red blood cell destruction.
Conditions that may lead to anemia include
- Heavy periods
- Colon polyps or colon cancer
- Inherited disorders
- A diet that does not have enough iron, folic acid or vitamin B12
- Blood disorders such as sickle cell anemia and thalassemia, or cancer
- Aplastic anemia, a condition that can be inherited or acquired
- G6PD deficiency, a metabolic disorder
Anemia can make you feel tired, cold, dizzy, and irritable. You may be short of breath or have a headache.
Your doctor will diagnose anemia with a physical exam and blood tests. Treatment depends on the kind of anemia you have.
NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
- Anemia - B12 deficiency
- Anemia caused by low iron -- infants and toddlers
- Anemia of chronic disease
- Anemia of Inflammation and Chronic Disease - NIH
- Ferritin blood test
- Hemolytic anemia
- Iron deficiency anemia
- Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects: Anemia - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
- Pernicious anemia
- Vitamin B12 level