ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 238.4

Polycythemia vera

Diagnosis Code 238.4

ICD-9: 238.4
Short Description: Polycythemia vera
Long Description: Polycythemia vera
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 238.4

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms
    • Neoplasms of uncertain behavior (235-238)
      • 238 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of other and unspecified sites and tissues

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Bone Marrow Diseases

Bone marrow is the spongy tissue inside some of your bones, such as your hip and thigh bones. It contains immature cells, called stem cells. The stem cells can develop into the red blood cells that carry oxygen through your body, the white blood cells that fight infections, and the platelets that help with blood clotting.

If you have a bone marrow disease, there are problems with the stem cells or how they develop. Leukemia is a cancer in which the bone marrow produces abnormal white blood cells. With aplastic anemia, the bone marrow doesn't make red blood cells. Other diseases, such as lymphoma, can spread into the bone marrow and affect the production of blood cells. Other causes of bone marrow disorders include your genetic makeup and environmental factors.

Symptoms of bone marrow diseases vary. Treatments depend on the disorder and how severe it is. They might involve medicines, blood transfusions or a bone marrow transplant.

  • Bone marrow aspiration
  • Bone marrow culture
  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Bone marrow transplant - discharge
  • Myelofibrosis
  • Polycythemia vera
  • Reticulocyte count

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