ICD-10 Diagnosis Code P07.00

Extremely low birth weight newborn, unspecified weight

Diagnosis Code P07.00

ICD-10: P07.00
Short Description: Extremely low birth weight newborn, unspecified weight
Long Description: Extremely low birth weight newborn, unspecified weight
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code P07.00

Code Classification
  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period
    • Disorders of newborn related to length of gestation and fetal growth (P05-P08)
      • Disord of NB related to short gest and low birth weight, NEC (P07)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code P07.00 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • Birth weight abnormality
  • Extremely low birth weight infant
  • Gestation abnormality
  • Low birth weight infant
  • Prematurity of fetus
  • Short fetal gestation
  • Very low birth weight infant
  • Very premature - less than 1000g or less than 28 weeks

Information for Patients

Birth Weight

Birth weight is the first weight of your baby, taken just after he or she is born. A low birth weight is less than 5.5 pounds. A high birth weight is more than 8.8 pounds.

A low birth weight baby can be born too small, too early (premature), or both. This can happen for many different reasons. They include health problems in the mother, genetic factors, problems with the placenta and substance abuse by the mother.

Some low birth weight babies may be more at risk for certain health problems. Some may become sick in the first days of life or develop infections. Others may suffer from longer-term problems such as delayed motor and social development or learning disabilities.

High birth weight babies are often big because the parents are big, or the mother has diabetes during pregnancy. These babies may be at a higher risk of birth injuries and problems with blood sugar.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Large for gestational age (LGA)
  • Neonatal weight gain and nutrition
  • Small for gestational age (SGA)

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