ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 285.8

Anemia NEC

Diagnosis Code 285.8

ICD-9: 285.8
Short Description: Anemia NEC
Long Description: Other specified anemias
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 285.8

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs (280–289)
    • Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs (280-289)
      • 285 Other and unspecified anemias

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Anemia due to disturbance of proliferation AND/OR differentiation of hematopoietic stem cells
  • Anemia due to physical agent
  • Anemia of adrenal dysfunction
  • Anemia of chronic renal failure
  • Anemia of diabetes
  • Anemia of endocrine disorder
  • Anemia of gonadal dysfunction
  • Anemia of parathyroid dysfunction
  • Anemia of pituitary deficiency
  • Anemia related to disturbed deoxyribonucleic acid synthesis
  • Congenital dyserythropoietic anemia
  • Congenital dyserythropoietic anemia, type I
  • Congenital dyserythropoietic anemia, type II
  • Congenital dyserythropoietic anemia, type III
  • Congenital nonspherocytic hemolytic anemia due to inborn error of metabolism
  • Congenital transferrin deficiency
  • Dilutional anemia
  • Leukoerythroblastotic reaction
  • Megaloblastoid erythropoiesis
  • Mycoplasmal anemia
  • Myelophthisic anemia
  • Normocytic anemia
  • Normocytic anemia due to aplasia
  • von Jaksch's anemia
  • Xerocytosis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Also called: Iron poor blood

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

  • Anemia
  • Anemia - B12 deficiency
  • Anemia caused by low iron -- infants and toddlers
  • Anemia of chronic disease
  • Anemia of Inflammation and Chronic Disease - NIH
  • Antiparietal cell antibody test
  • Congenital spherocytic anemia
  • Ferritin blood test
  • Folate-deficiency anemia
  • Hemoglobin electrophoresis
  • Hemolytic anemia
  • Hemolytic anemia caused by chemicals and toxins
  • Immune hemolytic anemia
  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects: Anemia - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
  • Pernicious anemia
  • Serum free hemoglobin test
  • Serum iron test
  • Total iron binding capacity
  • Vitamin B12 level

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