ICD-10 Diagnosis Code P28.3

Primary sleep apnea of newborn

Diagnosis Code P28.3

ICD-10: P28.3
Short Description: Primary sleep apnea of newborn
Long Description: Primary sleep apnea of newborn
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code P28.3

Code Classification
  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period
    • Respiratory and cardiovascular disorders specific to the perinatal period (P19-P29)
      • Oth respiratory conditions origin in the perinatal period (P28)

Information for Patients

Sleep Apnea

Also called: Sleep-disordered breathing

Sleep apnea is a common disorder that causes your breathing to stop or get very shallow. Breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes. They may occur 30 times or more an hour.

The most common type is obstructive sleep apnea. It causes your airway to collapse or become blocked during sleep. Normal breathing starts again with a snort or choking sound. People with sleep apnea often snore loudly. However, not everyone who snores has sleep apnea.

You are more at risk for sleep apnea if you are overweight, male, or have a family history or small airways. Children with enlarged tonsils may also get it.

Doctors diagnose sleep apnea based on medical and family histories, a physical exam, and sleep study results.

When your sleep is interrupted throughout the night, you can be drowsy during the day. People with sleep apnea are at higher risk for car crashes, work-related accidents, and other medical problems. If you have it, it is important to get treatment. Lifestyle changes, mouthpieces, surgery, and breathing devices can treat sleep apnea in many people.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Central sleep apnea
  • Nasal CPAP
  • Obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS)
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Pediatric sleep apnea
  • Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP)

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Uncommon Infant and Newborn Problems

It can be scary when your baby is sick, especially when it is not an everyday problem like a cold or a fever. You may not know whether the problem is serious or how to treat it. If you have concerns about your baby's health, call your health care provider right away.

Learning information about your baby's condition can help ease your worry. Do not be afraid to ask questions about your baby's care. By working together with your health care provider, you make sure that your baby gets the best care possible.

  • Crying - excessive (0-6 months)
  • Failure to thrive
  • Hemorrhagic disease of the newborn
  • Hyperglycemia - infants
  • Neonatal respiratory distress syndrome
  • Neonatal sepsis
  • Neutropenia - infants

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