Billable Medical Code for Other Decreased White Blood Cell Count
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 288.59
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 288.59.
The Short Description Is: Decreased WBC count NEC.
Leukopenia is also known basophilic leukopenia, decreased blood eosinophil number, eosinopenia, eosinophilic leukopenia, febrile leukopenia, granulocyte count below reference range, monocytopenia, and plasmacytopenia. This applies to basophilic leukopenia, eosinophilic leukopenia, monocytopenia, and plasmacytopenia.
Leukopenia Definition and Symptoms
Leukopenia is a condition where a person has an abnormally low white blood cell count and has a direct affect on the body’s immune system. This disease also affects the body’s ability to fight infections. Common causes of leukopenia are viral infections that disrupt bone marrow function, certain prescription drugs that destroy white blood cells, cancers, and autoimmune disorders.