ICD-10 Diagnosis Code P28.5

Respiratory failure of newborn

Diagnosis Code P28.5

ICD-10: P28.5
Short Description: Respiratory failure of newborn
Long Description: Respiratory failure of newborn
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code P28.5

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 Medical Professionals

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  • 770.84 - Resp failure of newborn

  • Abnormal breathing
  • Chronic pulmonary insufficiency of prematurity
  • Decreased respiratory function
  • Hypercapnia
  • Hypercapnia with mixed acid-base disorder
  • Mixed acid-base balance disorder
  • Neonatal respiratory failure
  • Perinatal respiratory failure
  • Respiratory failure
  • Respiratory failure without hypercapnia
  • Respiratory insufficiency syndrome of newborn

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Respiratory Failure

Respiratory failure happens when not enough oxygen passes from your lungs into your blood. Your body's organs, such as your heart and brain, need oxygen-rich blood to work well. Respiratory failure also can happen if your lungs can't remove carbon dioxide (a waste gas) from your blood. Too much carbon dioxide in your blood can harm your body's organs.

Diseases and conditions that affect your breathing can cause respiratory failure. Examples include

  • Lung diseases such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, and cystic fibrosis
  • Conditions that affect the nerves and muscles that control breathing, such as spinal cord injuries, muscular dystrophy and stroke
  • Damage to the tissues and ribs around the lungs. An injury to the chest can cause this damage.
  • Drug or alcohol overdose
  • Injuries from inhaling smoke or harmful fumes

Treatment for respiratory failure depends on whether the condition is acute (short-term) or chronic (ongoing) and how severe it is. It also depends on the underlying cause. You may receive oxygen therapy and other treatment to help you breathe.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • Respiratory acidosis

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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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