ICD-10 Diagnosis Code D59.3

Hemolytic-uremic syndrome

Diagnosis Code D59.3

ICD-10: D59.3
Short Description: Hemolytic-uremic syndrome
Long Description: Hemolytic-uremic syndrome
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code D59.3

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The code D59.3 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

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)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • 283.11 - Hemolytic uremic synd

  • Congenital hemolytic uremic syndrome
  • Diarrhea-associated hemolytic uremic syndrome
  • Diarrhea-negative hemolytic uremic syndrome
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome of childhood
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome, adult type

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code D59.3 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    Information for Patients

    Kidney Diseases

    Also called: Renal disease

    You have two kidneys, each about the size of your fist. They are near the middle of your back, just below the rib cage. Inside each kidney there are about a million tiny structures called nephrons. They filter your blood. They remove wastes and extra water, which become urine. The urine flows through tubes called ureters. It goes to your bladder, which stores the urine until you go to the bathroom.

    Most kidney diseases attack the nephrons. This damage may leave kidneys unable to remove wastes. Causes can include genetic problems, injuries, or medicines. You have a higher risk of kidney disease if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or a close family member with kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease damages the nephrons slowly over several years. Other kidney problems include

    • Cancer
    • Cysts
    • Stones
    • Infections

    Your doctor can do blood and urine tests to check if you have kidney disease. If your kidneys fail, you will need dialysis or a kidney transplant.

    NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

    • ACE inhibitors (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Acute nephritic syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Analgesic nephropathy (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Atheroembolic renal disease (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Bartter syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Bilateral hydronephrosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Congenital nephrotic syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Distal renal tubular acidosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Glomerulonephritis (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Goodpasture syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • IgA nephropathy (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Injury - kidney and ureter (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Interstitial nephritis (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Kidney removal (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Kidney removal - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Medicines and Kidney Disease - NIH (National Kidney Disease Education Program)
    • Membranoproliferative GN I (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Membranous nephropathy (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Minimal change disease (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Nephrocalcinosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Nephrotic syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Obstructive uropathy (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Perirenal abscess (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Proximal renal tubular acidosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Reflux nephropathy (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Renal papillary necrosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Renal perfusion scintiscan (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Renal vein thrombosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Unilateral hydronephrosis (Medical Encyclopedia)

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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, it is called thrombocytopenia. This can put you 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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Congenital platelet function defects (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Glanzmann disease (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Partial thromboplastin time (PTT) (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Platelet aggregation test (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Primary thrombocythemia (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Purpura (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Thrombocytopenia (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Thromobocytopenia - drug-induced (Medical Encyclopedia)

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    Atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome Atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome is a disease that primarily affects kidney function. This condition, which can occur at any age, causes abnormal blood clots (thrombi) to form in small blood vessels in the kidneys. These clots can cause serious medical problems if they restrict or block blood flow. Atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome is characterized by three major features related to abnormal clotting: hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and kidney failure.Hemolytic anemia occurs when red blood cells break down (undergo hemolysis) prematurely. In atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome, red blood cells can break apart as they squeeze past clots within small blood vessels. Anemia results if these cells are destroyed faster than the body can replace them. This condition can lead to unusually pale skin (pallor), yellowing of the eyes and skin (jaundice), fatigue, shortness of breath, and a rapid heart rate.Thrombocytopenia is a reduced level of circulating platelets, which are cell fragments that normally assist with blood clotting. In people with atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome, fewer platelets are available in the bloodstream because a large number of platelets are used to make abnormal clots. Thrombocytopenia can cause easy bruising and abnormal bleeding.As a result of clot formation in small blood vessels, people with atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome experience kidney damage and acute kidney failure that lead to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in about half of all cases. These life-threatening complications prevent the kidneys from filtering fluids and waste products from the body effectively.Atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome should be distinguished from a more common condition called typical hemolytic-uremic syndrome. The two disorders have different causes and different signs and symptoms. Unlike the atypical form, the typical form is caused by infection with certain strains of Escherichia coli bacteria that produce toxic substances called Shiga-like toxins. The typical form is characterized by severe diarrhea and most often affects children younger than 10. The typical form is less likely than the atypical form to involve recurrent attacks of kidney damage that lead to ESRD.
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