Diagnosis Code D56.4
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code D56.4 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)
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- 282.7 - Hemoglobinopathies NEC (approximate) Approximate Flag
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- A gamma beta^+^ hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin AND beta^0^ thalassemia in cis
- beta^+^ Thalassemia
- beta^+^ Thalassemia
- beta^0^ Thalassemia
- delta beta Thalassemia
- delta beta^0^ Thalassemia
- Hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin
- Hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin A gamma beta^+^ thalassemia
- Hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin deletion type
- Hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin delta beta^0^ thalassemia
- Hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin G gamma beta^+^ thalassemia
- Hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin linked to beta-globulin gene cluster
- Hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin thalassemia
- Hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin unlinked to beta-globulin gene cluster
- Hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin, nondeletion type
Information for Patients
Also called: Cooley's anemia, Mediterranean anemia
Thalassemias are inherited blood disorders. If you have one, your body makes fewer healthy red blood cells and less hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is a protein that carries oxygen to the body. That leads to anemia. Thalassemias occur most often among people of Italian, Greek, Middle Eastern, Southern Asian, and African descent.
Thalassemias can be mild or severe. Some people have no symptoms or mild anemia. The most common severe type in the United States is called Cooley's anemia. It usually appears during the first two years of life. People with it may have severe anemia, slowed growth and delayed puberty, and problems with the spleen, liver, heart, or bones.
Doctors diagnose thalassemias using blood tests. Treatments include blood transfusions and treatment to remove excess iron from the body. If you have mild symptoms or no symptoms, you may not need treatment. In some severe cases, you may need a bone marrow transplant.
NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute