ICD-9 code 288.9 for Unspecified disease of white blood cells is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range -DISEASES OF THE BLOOD AND BLOOD-FORMING ORGANS (280-289).
Excludes: leukemia (204.0-208.9)
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