ICD-10-CM Code D59.8

Other acquired hemolytic anemias

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

D59.8 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other acquired hemolytic anemias. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code D59.8 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acquired heinz body anemia, acquired hemoglobinopathy, acquired hemolytic anemia associated with aids, acquired spherocytosis, acquired stomatocytosis, anemia associated with aids, etc

Short Description:Other acquired hemolytic anemias
Long Description:Other acquired hemolytic anemias

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code D59.8 are found in the index:


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

  • Acquired Heinz body anemia
  • Acquired hemoglobinopathy
  • Acquired hemolytic anemia associated with AIDS
  • Acquired spherocytosis
  • Acquired stomatocytosis
  • Anemia associated with AIDS
  • Anemia due to abnormality extrinsic to the red cell
  • Anemia due to isoimmunization
  • Anemia due to mechanical damage
  • Stomatocytosis
  • Traumatic hemolytic anemia

Convert D59.8 to ICD-9

  • 283.2 - Hemolytic hemoglobinuria (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism (D50–D89)
    • Hemolytic anemias (D55-D59)
      • Acquired hemolytic anemia (D59)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


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

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