ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 285.0

Sideroblastic anemia

Diagnosis Code 285.0

ICD-9: 285.0
Short Description: Sideroblastic anemia
Long Description: Sideroblastic anemia
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 285.0

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs
    • Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs (280-289)
      • 285 Other and unspecified anemias

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 285.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Anemia 285.9
      • hypochromic (idiopathic) (microcytic) (normoblastic) 280.9
        • with iron loading 285.0
        • familial sex linked 285.0
        • pyridoxine-responsive 285.0
      • pyridoxine-responsive (hypochromic) 285.0
      • refractory (primary) 238.72
        • due to
          • drug 285.0
          • toxin 285.0
        • hereditary 285.0
        • sideroblastic 238.72
          • hereditary 285.0
      • sideroachrestic 285.0
      • sideroblastic (acquired) (any type) (congenital) (drug-induced) (due to disease) (hereditary) (primary) (secondary) (sex-linked hypochromic) (vitamin B6�responsive) 285.0
        • refractory 238.72
          • congenital 285.0
          • drug-induced 285.0
          • hereditary 285.0
          • sex-linked hypochromic 285.0
          • vitamin B6-responsive 285.0
      • vitamin
        • B6-responsive 285.0
    • Erythropoiesis, idiopathic ineffective 285.0
    • MRSA (methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus) 041.12
    • Pseudothalassemia 285.0

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
  • Antiparietal cell antibody test
  • Congenital spherocytic anemia
  • Ferritin blood test
  • Folate-deficiency anemia
  • Hemoglobin electrophoresis
  • Hemolytic anemia
  • Hemolytic anemia caused by chemicals and toxins
  • Immune hemolytic anemia
  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects: Anemia - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
  • Pernicious anemia
  • Serum free hemoglobin test
  • Serum iron test
  • Total iron binding capacity
  • Vitamin B12 level

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