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Definition: An inherited blood disorder characterized by an abnormal form of hemoglobin.

Pronunciation: [thal″ah-se´me-ah

Body System: Cardiovascular

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ICD10 Codes Containing Term: thalassemia

D56.0 Alpha thalassemia
D56.1 Beta thalassemia
D56.2 Delta-beta thalassemia
D56.3 Thalassemia minor
D56.5 Hemoglobin E-beta thalassemia
D56.9 Thalassemia, unspecified
D57.40 Sickle-cell thalassemia without crisis
D57.411 Sickle-cell thalassemia with acute chest syndrome
D57.412 Sickle-cell thalassemia with splenic sequestration
D57.419 Sickle-cell thalassemia with crisis, unspecified
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