ICD-10 Diagnosis Code P39

Other infections specific to the perinatal period

Diagnosis Code P39

ICD-10: P39
Short Description: Other infections specific to the perinatal period
Long Description: Other infections specific to the perinatal period
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code P39

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Code Classification
  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00–P96)
    • Infections specific to the perinatal period (P35-P39)
      • Other infections specific to the perinatal period (P39)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code P39 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


    Information for Patients


    Infectious Diseases

    Also called: Communicable diseases

    Infectious diseases kill more people worldwide than any other single cause. Infectious diseases are caused by germs. Germs are tiny living things that are found everywhere - in air, soil and water. You can get infected by touching, eating, drinking or breathing something that contains a germ. Germs can also spread through animal and insect bites, kissing and sexual contact. Vaccines, proper hand washing and medicines can help prevent infections.

    There are four main kinds of germs:

    • Bacteria - one-celled germs that multiply quickly and may release chemicals which can make you sick
    • Viruses - capsules that contain genetic material, and use your own cells to multiply
    • Fungi - primitive plants, like mushrooms or mildew
    • Protozoa - one-celled animals that use other living things for food and a place to live

    NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases


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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.

    • Brief resolved unexplained event -- BRUE (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Crying - excessive (0-6 months) (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Failure to thrive (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Hemorrhagic disease of the newborn (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Hyperglycemia - infants (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Neonatal sepsis (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Neutropenia - infants (Medical Encyclopedia)


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