DI 34227.007 Hematological Listings from 12/15/04 to 05/17/15
107.00 Hematological Disorders (Effective date 12/15/04)
A. Sickle cell disease. Refers to a chronic hemolytic anemia associated with sickle cell hemoglobin, either
homozygous or in combination with thalassemia or with another abnormal hemoglobin
(such as C or F).
Appropriate hematologic evidence for sickle cell disease, such as hemoglobin electrophoresis
must be included. Vaso-occlusive, hemolytic, or aplastic episodes should be documented
by description of severity, frequency, and duration.
Disability due to sickle cell disease may be solely the result of a severe, persistent
anemia or may be due to the combination of chronic progressive or episodic manifestations
in the presence of a less severe anemia.
Major visceral episodes causing disability include meningitis, osteomyelitis, pulmonary
infections or infarctions, cerebrovascular accidents, congestive heart failure, genitourinary
B. Coagulation defects. Chronic inherited coagulation disorders must be documented by appropriate laboratory
evidence such as abnormal thromboplastin generation, coagulation time, or factor assay.
107.01 Category of Impairments, Hematological Disorders
107.03 Hemolytic anemia (due to any cause). Manifested by persistence of hematocrit of 26 percent or less
despite prescribed therapy, and reticulocyte count of 4 percent or greater.
107.05 Sickle cell disease. With:
A. Recent, recurrent severe vaso-occlusive crises (musculoskeletal, vertebral, abdominal);
B. A major visceral complication in the 12 months prior to application; or
C. A hyperhemolytic or aplastic crisis within 12 months prior to application; or
D. Chronic, severe anemia with persistence of hematocrit of 26 percent or less; or
E. Congestive heart failure, cerebrovascular damage, or emotional disorder as described
under the criteria in 104.02, 111.00ff, or 112.00ff.
107.06 Chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura of childhood with purpura and thrombocytopenia of 40,000 platelets/cu. mm. or less despite prescribed
therapy or recurrent upon withdrawal of treatment.
107.08 Inherited coagulation disorder. With:
A. Repeated spontaneous or inappropriate bleeding; or
B. Hemarthrosis with joint deformity.