ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 238.72

Low grde myelody syn les

Diagnosis Code 238.72

ICD-9: 238.72
Short Description: Low grde myelody syn les
Long Description: Low grade myelodysplastic syndrome lesions
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 238.72

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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  • Autosomal-linked pyridoxine refractory sideroblastic anemia
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome: Refractory anemia, without ringed sideroblasts, without excess blasts
  • Refractory anemia with ringed sideroblasts
  • Refractory anemia without sideroblasts, so stated
  • Refractory cytopenia with multilineage dysplasia
  • Refractory cytopenia with multilineage dysplasia and ringed sideroblasts

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Also called: MDS

Your 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 myelodysplastic syndrome, the stem cells do not mature into healthy blood cells. Many of them die in the bone marrow. This means that you do not have enough healthy cells, which can lead to infection, anemia, or easy bleeding.

Myelodysplastic syndromes often do not cause early symptoms and are sometimes found during a routine blood test. If you have symptoms, they may include

  • Shortness of breath
  • Weakness or feeling tired
  • Skin that is paler than usual
  • Easy bruising or bleeding
  • Pinpoint spots under the skin caused by bleeding
  • Fever or frequent infections

Myelodysplastic syndromes are rare. People at higher risk are over 60, have had chemotherapy or radiation therapy, or have been exposed to certain chemicals. Treatment options include transfusions, drug therapy, chemotherapy, and blood or bone marrow stem cell transplants.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Bone marrow transplant - discharge

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