ICD-10 Diagnosis Code D59.8

Other acquired hemolytic anemias

Diagnosis Code D59.8

ICD-10: D59.8
Short Description: Other acquired hemolytic anemias
Long Description: Other acquired hemolytic anemias
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code D59.8

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism
    • Hemolytic anemias (D55-D59)
      • Acquired hemolytic anemia (D59)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Acquired Heinz body anemia
  • Acquired hemoglobinopathy
  • Acquired hemolytic anemia associated with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  • Acquired spherocytosis
  • Acquired stomatocytosis
  • Anemia associated with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  • Anemia due to abnormality extrinsic to the red cell
  • Anemia due to isoimmunization
  • Anemia due to mechanical damage
  • Stomatocytosis
  • Traumatic hemolytic anemia

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
  • Pregnancy
  • Ulcers
  • 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
  • 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

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