ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 282.49

Thalassemia NEC

Diagnosis Code 282.49

ICD-9: 282.49
Short Description: Thalassemia NEC
Long Description: Other thalassemia
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 282.49

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs (280–289)
    • Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs (280-289)
      • 282 Hereditary hemolytic anemias

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • D56.8 - Other thalassemias

  • ^A^gamma delta beta^0^ thalassemia
  • A gamma beta^+^ hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin AND beta^0^ thalassemia in cis
  • Acquired hemoglobin H disease
  • alpha Thalassemia
  • Alpha thalassemia-2 trait
  • Alpha thalassemia-mental retardation syndrome
  • Alpha trait thalassemia
  • alpha^+^ Thalassemia
  • alpha^+^ Thalassemia, deletion type
  • alpha^+^ Thalassemia, nondeletion type
  • alpha^0^ Thalassemia
  • Alpha-beta thalassemia
  • beta Thalassemia
  • Beta thalassemia intermedia
  • Beta thalassemia trait
  • beta^+^ Thalassemia
  • beta^+^ Thalassemia, normal Hb A>2<, type 1, silent
  • beta^+^ Thalassemia, normal Hb A>2<, type 2
  • beta^0^ Thalassemia
  • beta^0^ Thalassemia, deletion type
  • beta^0^ Thalassemia, nondeletion type
  • delta beta Thalassemia
  • delta beta^0^ Thalassemia
  • delta Thalassemia
  • delta^0^ Thalassemia
  • Delta-beta-Lepore thalassemia
  • epsilon gamma delta beta Thalassemia
  • epsilon gamma delta beta^0^ Thalassemia
  • Gamma thalassemia
  • Hb Lepore thalassemia
  • Hemoglobin Bart's hydrops syndrome
  • Hemoglobin Constant Spring trait
  • Hemoglobin E/beta thalassemia disease
  • Hemoglobin H disease
  • Hemoglobin Lepore trait
  • Hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin linked to beta-globulin gene cluster
  • Hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin thalassemia
  • Heterozygous thalassemia
  • Homozygous alpha thalassemia
  • Homozygous beta thalassemia
  • Leptocytosis
  • Leptospirosis icterohemorrhagica
  • Sickle cell anemia with coexistent alpha-thalassemia
  • Sickle cell trait with coexistent alpha-thalassemia
  • Sickle cell-beta^+^-thalassemia
  • Sickle cell-beta^0^-thalassemia
  • Sickle cell-beta-thalassemia
  • Sickle cell-delta beta^0^-thalassemia
  • Sickle cell-thalassemia disease
  • Thalassemia
  • Thalassemia intermedia
  • Thalassemia major
  • Thalassemia syndrome
  • Thalassemia with other hemoglobinopathy

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Also called: Cooley's anemia, Mediterranean anemia

Thalassemias are inherited blood disorders. If you have one, your body makes fewer healthy red blood cells and less hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is a protein that carries oxygen to the body. That leads to anemia. Thalassemias occur most often among people of Italian, Greek, Middle Eastern, Southern Asian, and African descent.

Thalassemias can be mild or severe. Some people have no symptoms or mild anemia. The most common severe type in the United States is called Cooley's anemia. It usually appears during the first two years of life. People with it may have severe anemia, slowed growth and delayed puberty, and problems with the spleen, liver, heart, or bones.

Doctors diagnose thalassemias using blood tests. Treatments include blood transfusions and treatment to remove excess iron from the body. If you have mild symptoms or no symptoms, you may not need treatment. In some severe cases, you may need a bone marrow transplant.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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