C92.40: Acute promyelocytic leukaemia [PML] Without mention of complete remission
You have blood cancer (leukemia).
With blood cancer, a blood cell divides uncontrollably and much too often. There are then far too many blood cells and they cannot work properly either. The diseased blood cells also crowd out the healthy blood cells. This means there are often too few healthy blood cells. A distinction is made between 3 different types of blood cell:
- Red blood cells are important for carrying oxygen in the blood.
- White blood cells are part of the body’s immune system. They fight pathogens.
- Platelets are important for clotting blood.
Blood cancer symptoms are dependent on how many diseased blood cells and how many healthy blood cells there are. You can have prolonged bleeding or develop bruises for no reason. You may then be ill much more often and more seriously. You may also feel generally weak, anaemic.
Not all blood cancers are the same. There are different types of blood cancer. For example, it is possible to differentiate from which blood cell the blood cancer originated. In your case, either a subtype of immune cells or the red blood cells are affected. This can also affect blood clotting. With your type of blood cancer, you often suddenly have problems with blood clotting. You can then have prolonged bleeding or bleed for no reason. This can cause bleeding in the intestines, the skin or the brain.
Another distinction is the course of the disease. There are types of blood cancer that cause serious symptoms in a short time. But there are also types of blood cancer that are discovered accidentally and only cause a few symptoms at the beginning. In your case, the blood cancer developed in a short time. Often you are then suddenly seriously ill.
On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.
- G: Confirmed diagnosis
- V: Tentative diagnosis
- Z: Condition after
- A: Excluded diagnosis
- L: Left
- R: Right
- B: Both sides
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