ICD-10 Diagnosis Code P07.38

Preterm newborn, gestational age 35 completed weeks

Diagnosis Code P07.38

ICD-10: P07.38
Short Description: Preterm newborn, gestational age 35 completed weeks
Long Description: Preterm newborn, gestational age 35 completed weeks
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code P07.38

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 P07.38 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • Baby premature 35-36 weeks
  • Gestation abnormality
  • Premature - gestation of 35-36 weeks
  • Prematurity of fetus
  • Short fetal gestation

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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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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