ICD-10 Diagnosis Code P07.22

Extreme immaturity of NB, gestatnl age 23 completed weeks

Diagnosis Code P07.22

ICD-10: P07.22
Short Description: Extreme immaturity of NB, gestatnl age 23 completed weeks
Long Description: Extreme immaturity of newborn, gestational age 23 completed weeks
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code P07.22

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 Patients

Premature Babies

Also called: Preemies

Almost 1 of every 10 infants born in the United States are premature, or preemies. A premature birth is when a baby is born before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy. A full-term pregnancy is 40 weeks.

Important growth and development happen throughout pregnancy - especially in the final months and weeks. Because they are born too early, preemies weigh much less than full-term babies. They may have health problems because their organs did not have enough time to develop. Problems that a baby born too early may have include

  • Breathing problems
  • Feeding difficulties
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Developmental delay
  • Vision problems
  • Hearing problems

Preemies need special medical care in a neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU. They stay there until their organ systems can work on their own.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Apnea of prematurity
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • Intraventricular hemorrhage of the newborn
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis
  • Neonatal respiratory distress syndrome
  • Neonatal weight gain and nutrition
  • Osteopenia - premature infants
  • Premature infant
  • Preterm labor

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