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ICD-10-CM Code D59.3
Hemolytic-uremic syndrome

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

D59.3 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of hemolytic-uremic syndrome. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code D593 is used to code Hemolytic-uremic syndrome

Hemolytic-uremic syndrome (or haemolytic-uraemic syndrome), abbreviated HUS, is a disease characterized by hemolytic anemia (anemia caused by destruction of red blood cells), acute kidney failure (uremia), and a low platelet count (thrombocytopenia). It predominantly, but not exclusively, affects children. Most cases are preceded by an episode of infectious, sometimes bloody, diarrhea acquired as a foodborne illness or from a contaminated water supply and caused by E. coli O157:H7, although Shigella, Campylobacter and a variety of viruses have also been implicated. It is now the most common cause of acquired acute renal failure in childhood. It is a medical emergency and carries a 5–10% mortality rate; of the remainder, the majority recover without major consequences but a small proportion develop chronic kidney disease, meaning at some point they will likely become reliant on renal replacement therapy (dialysis or transplantation). The primary target appears to be the vascular endothelial cell. This may explain the pathogenesis of HUS, in which a characteristic renal lesion is capillary microangiopathy.

Specialty: Nephrology
MeSH Code: D006463
ICD 9 Code: 283.11

Schistocytes as seen in a person with hemolytic-uremic syndrome

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Coding Notes for D59.3 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Additional Code Note:
Use Additional Code
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Code to identify associated:
E. coli infection See code B96.2-
Pneumococcal pneumonia See Code J13
Shigella dysenteriae See code A03.9

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #793 - Full term neonate with major problems.
  • DRG Group #811-812 - Red blood cell disorders with MCC.
  • DRG Group #811-812 - Red blood cell disorders without MCC.

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Consider additional code to identify specific condition or disease

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'D59.3 - Hemolytic-uremic syndrome'

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Hemolytic-uremic syndrome (exact match)

This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 283.11 was previously used, D59.3 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: D59 - Acquired hemolytic anemia

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