ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 287.41

Posttransfusion purpura

Diagnosis Code 287.41

ICD-9: 287.41
Short Description: Posttransfusion purpura
Long Description: Posttransfusion purpura
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 287.41

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs
    • Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs (280-289)
      • 287 Purpura and other hemorrhagic conditions

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • D69.51 - Posttransfusion purpura

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 287.41 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • PTP (posttransfusion purpura) 287.41
    • Purpura 287.2
      • posttransfusion (PTP) 287.41
        • from whole blood (fresh) or blood products 287.41

Information for Patients

Blood Transfusion and Donation

Every year, millions of people in the United States receive life-saving blood transfusions. During a transfusion, you receive whole blood or parts of blood such as

  • Red blood cells - cells that carry oxygen to and from tissues and organs
  • Platelets - cells that form clots to control bleeding
  • Plasma - the liquid part of the blood that helps clotting. You may need it if you have been badly burned, have liver failure or a severe infection.

Most blood transfusions go very smoothly. Some infectious agents, such as HIV, can survive in blood and infect the person receiving the blood transfusion. To keep blood safe, blood banks carefully screen donated blood. The risk of catching a virus from a blood transfusion is low.

Sometimes it is possible to have a transfusion of your own blood. During surgery, you may need a blood transfusion because of blood loss. If you are having a surgery that you're able to schedule months in advance, your doctor may ask whether you would like to use your own blood, instead of donated blood. If so, you will need to have blood drawn one or more times before the surgery. A blood bank will store your blood for your use.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Blood donation before surgery
  • Blood transfusions

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Platelet Disorders

Also called: Thrombocyte disorders

Platelets are little pieces of blood cells. Platelets help wounds heal and prevent bleeding by forming blood clots. Your bone marrow makes platelets. Problems can result from having too few or too many platelets, or from platelets that do not work properly.

If your blood has a low number of platelets, you can be at risk for mild to serious bleeding. If your blood has too many platelets, you may have a higher risk of blood clots. With other platelet disorders, the platelets do not work as they should. For example, in von Willebrand Disease, the platelets cannot stick together or cannot attach to blood vessel walls. This can cause excessive bleeding.

Treatment of platelet disorders depends on the cause.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Bleeding time
  • Congenital platelet function defects
  • Factor VIII assay
  • Glanzmann's disease
  • Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)
  • Partial thromboplastin time (PTT)
  • Platelet aggregation test
  • Platelet associated antibodies
  • Primary thrombocythemia
  • Purpura
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
  • Thromobocytopenia - drug-induced
  • Von Willebrand disease

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