2021 ICD-10-CM Code D69.42

Congenital and hereditary thrombocytopenia purpura

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

D69.42 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of congenital and hereditary thrombocytopenia purpura. The code D69.42 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The ICD-10-CM code D69.42 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia, amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia, amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia with congenital malformation, autosomal dominant macrothrombocytopenia, beta thalassemia x-linked thrombocytopenia syndrome , bleeding diathesis due to thromboxane synthesis deficiency, etc.

ICD-10:D69.42
Short Description:Congenital and hereditary thrombocytopenia purpura
Long Description:Congenital and hereditary thrombocytopenia purpura

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Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

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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.

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Approximate Synonyms

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Platelet Disorders

Also called: Thrombocyte disorders

Platelets, also known as thrombocytes, are small pieces of blood cells. They form in your bone marrow, a sponge-like tissue in your bones. Platelets play a major role in blood clotting. Normally, when one of your blood vessels is injured, you start to bleed. Your platelets will clot (clump together) to plug the hole in the blood vessel and stop the bleeding. You can have different problems with your platelets:

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X-linked thrombocytopenia X-linked thrombocytopenia is a bleeding disorder that primarily affects males. This condition is characterized by a blood cell abnormality called thrombocytopenia, which is a shortage in the number of blood cells involved in clotting (platelets). Affected individuals often have abnormally small platelets as well, a condition called microthrombocytopenia. X-linked thrombocytopenia can cause individuals to bruise easily or have episodes of prolonged bleeding following minor trauma or even in the absence of injury (spontaneous bleeding). Some people with this condition experience spontaneous bleeding in the brain (cerebral hemorrhage), which can cause brain damage that can be life-threatening.Some people with X-linked thrombocytopenia also have patches of red, irritated skin (eczema) or an increased susceptibility to infections. In severe cases, additional features can develop, such as cancer or autoimmune disorders, which occur when the immune system malfunctions and attacks the body's own tissues and organs. It is unclear, however, if people with these features have X-linked thrombocytopenia or a more severe disorder with similar signs and symptoms called Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome.Some people have a mild form of the disorder called intermittent thrombocytopenia. These individuals have normal platelet production at times with episodes of thrombocytopenia.
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Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura is a rare disorder that causes blood clots (thrombi) to form in small blood vessels throughout the body. These clots can cause serious medical problems if they block vessels and restrict blood flow to organs such as the brain, kidneys, and heart. Complications resulting from these clots can include neurological problems (such as personality changes, headaches, confusion, and slurred speech), fever, abnormal kidney function, abdominal pain, and heart problems.Blood clots normally form to stop blood loss at the sites of blood vessel injury. In people with thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, clots develop even in the absence of apparent injury. Blood clots are formed from clumps of cells called platelets that circulate in the blood and assist with clotting. Because a large number of platelets are used to make clots in people with thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, fewer platelets are available in the bloodstream. A reduced level of circulating platelets is known as thrombocytopenia. Thrombocytopenia can lead to small areas of bleeding just under the surface of the skin, resulting in purplish spots called purpura.This disorder also causes red blood cells to break down (undergo hemolysis) prematurely. As blood squeezes past clots within blood vessels, red blood cells can break apart. A condition called hemolytic anemia occurs when red blood cells are destroyed faster than the body can replace them. This type of anemia leads to paleness, yellowing of the eyes and skin (jaundice), fatigue, shortness of breath, and a rapid heart rate.There are two major forms of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, an acquired (noninherited) form and a familial (inherited) form. The acquired form usually appears in late childhood or adulthood. Affected individuals may have a single episode of signs and symptoms, or, more commonly, they may experience multiple recurrences over time. The familial form of this disorder is much rarer and typically appears in infancy or early childhood, although it can appear later in life. In people with the familial form, signs and symptoms often recur on a regular basis and may return during times of stress, such as during illness or pregnancy.
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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)