AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2010 Issue 4; VOLUMES 1 & 2 NEW/REVISED CODES

Transfusion-Associated Hemochromatosis (Iron Overload)

Effective October 1, 2010, code 275.0, Disorders of iron metabolism, was expanded and new codes created to describe hereditary hemochromatosis (275.01); hemochromatosis due to repeated red blood cell transfusions (275.02); other hemochromatosis (275.03) and other disorders of iron metabolism (275.09). Hereditary hemochromatosis is a genetic disorder that causes the body to absorb and store too much iron. In the most common type, the culprit gene, HFE, regulates iron absorption. This gene mutation causes iron overload, which can lead to tissue and organ damage. Two specific less common types of hereditary hemochromatosis include juvenile hemochromatosis...

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