Diagnosis Code V18.2
Information for Medical Professionals
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- Z83.2 - Family history of dis of the bld/bld-form org/immun mechnsm (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V18.2 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- History (personal) of
- anemia V18.2
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
- 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 - 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
Your family history includes health information about you and your close relatives. Families have many factors in common, including their genes, environment, and lifestyle. Looking at these factors can help you figure out whether you have a higher risk for certain health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, and cancer.
Having a family member with a disease raises your risk, but it does not mean that you will definitely get it. Knowing that you are at risk gives you a chance to reduce that risk by following a healthier lifestyle and getting tested as needed.
You can get started by talking to your relatives about their health. Draw a family tree and add the health information. Having copies of medical records and death certificates is also helpful.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Family History Is Important for Your Health (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)