Created Dec 2014
Reviewed Dec 2019
Is anaemia considered an inherent part of multiple myeloma as it is in conditions such as myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) (D46.-) and myeloproliferative disorders (D47.1)?
No. Not all patients with multiple myeloma have anaemia. Therefore, admissions for blood transfusion should be coded as per the clinical documentation and conventions of the classification.