ICD-10 Diagnosis Code D63.8

Anemia in other chronic diseases classified elsewhere

Diagnosis Code D63.8

ICD-10: D63.8
Short Description: Anemia in other chronic diseases classified elsewhere
Long Description: Anemia in other chronic diseases classified elsewhere
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code D63.8

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism
    • Aplastic and other anemias and other bone marrow failure syndromes (D60-D64)
      • Anemia in chronic diseases classified elsewhere (D63)

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
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Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code D63.8 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • Anemia associated with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  • Anemia due to infection
  • Anemia of adrenal dysfunction
  • Anemia of chronic disorder
  • Anemia of diabetes
  • Anemia of endocrine disorder
  • Anemia of gonadal dysfunction
  • Anemia of parathyroid dysfunction
  • Anemia of pituitary deficiency
  • Anemia of thyroid dysfunction
  • Mycoplasmal anemia

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code D63.8 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

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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