Monday, November 23, 2009


ICD is the common abbreviation for The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems.  I have seen these codes before on forms that my BMT doctor has submitted to my disability insurance company but just figured out what they stand for.  Full details of all the codes can be found at the ICD Data web site.

In particular, three codes that are used for me are:

Primary - Myeloproliferative Disease 238.79
Secondary - Graft versus Host Disease  279.50
Other - Iron Overload/Hemochromatosis  275.0

If you are interested in looking up other diseases, look at the ICD Index.