ICD-10 Diagnosis Code E83.111

Hemochromatosis due to repeated red blood cell transfusions

Diagnosis Code E83.111

ICD-10: E83.111
Short Description: Hemochromatosis due to repeated red blood cell transfusions
Long Description: Hemochromatosis due to repeated red blood cell transfusions
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code E83.111

Code Classification
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases
    • Metabolic disorders (E70-E88)
      • Disorders of mineral metabolism (E83)

Information for Patients


Also called: Iron overload disease

Hemochromatosis is a disease in which too much iron builds up in your body. Your body needs iron but too much of it is toxic. If you have hemochromatosis, you absorb more iron than you need. Your body has no natural way to get rid of the extra iron. It stores it in body tissues, especially the liver, heart, and pancreas. The extra iron can damage your organs. Without treatment, it can cause your organs to fail.

There are two types of hemochromatosis. Primary hemochromatosis is an inherited disease. Secondary hemochromatosis is usually the result of something else, such as anemia, thalassemia, liver disease, or blood transfusions.

Many symptoms of hemochromatosis are similar to those of other diseases. Not everyone has symptoms. If you do, you may have joint pain, fatigue, general weakness, weight loss, and stomach pain.

Your doctor will diagnose hemochromatosis based on your medical and family histories, a physical exam, and the results from tests and procedures. Treatments include removing blood (and iron) from your body, medicines, and changes in your diet.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Ferritin blood test
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemochromatosis - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • Serum iron test

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