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Chemotherapy Affects Tumor Lysis Syndrome Coding

Question: The physician saw an inpatient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia who was admitted with tumor lysis syndrome due to chemotherapy and then developed SIRS related to the cancer and resulting in acute kidney failure and acute respiratory failure. How would you report these diagnoses? Subscriber Answer: For the tumor lysis syndrome, you should report E88.3 (Tumor lysis syndrome). Because [...]