Version 2024

2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D59.39

Other hemolytic-uremic syndrome

ICD-10-CM Code:
ICD-10 Code for:
Other hemolytic-uremic syndrome
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
Chronic Condition Indicator: [1]
Not chronic
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Code Classification

  • Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism
    • Hemolytic anemias
      • Acquired hemolytic anemia

D59.39 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other hemolytic-uremic syndrome. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Anemia due to mechanical damage
  • Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome

Clinical Classification

Clinical Information

  • Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

    an hereditary hemolytic uremic syndrome associated with variations in the gene that encodes complement factor h, or the related proteins cfhr1 and cfhr3. disease often progresses to chronic kidney failure without the prodromal symptoms of enterocolitis and diarrhea that characterize typical hemolytic uremic syndrome.

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The following annotation back-references are applicable to this diagnosis code. The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10-CM codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more.

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Atypical (nongenetic) hemolytic uremic syndrome
  • Secondary hemolytic-uremic syndrome

Code First

Code First
Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists, there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation.
  • , if applicable, any associated:
  • COVID-19 (U07.1)
  • complications of kidney transplant T86.1
  • complications of heart transplant T86.2
  • complications of liver transplant T86.4

Code Also

Code Also
A "code also" note instructs that two codes may be required to fully describe a condition, but this note does not provide sequencing direction.
  • , if applicable, any associated condition, such as:
  • hypertensive emergency I16.1
  • malignant neoplasm C00 C96
  • systemic lupus erythematosus M32

Use Additional Code

Use Additional Code
The “use additional code” indicates that a secondary code could be used to further specify the patient’s condition. This note is not mandatory and is only used if enough information is available to assign an additional code.
  • code, if applicable, for adverse effect to identify drug T36 T50

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

The following annotation back-references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index. The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10-CM code(s).

Replacement Code

D5939 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10-CM code(s):

  • D59.3 - Hemolytic-uremic syndrome

Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - Code Added, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023


[1] Not chronic - A diagnosis code that does not fit the criteria for chronic condition (duration, ongoing medical treatment, and limitations) is considered not chronic. Some codes designated as not chronic are acute conditions. Other diagnosis codes that indicate a possible chronic condition, but for which the duration of the illness is not specified in the code description (i.e., we do not know the condition has lasted 12 months or longer) also are considered not chronic.