ICD-10 Diagnosis Code P71.2

Neonatal hypomagnesemia

Diagnosis Code P71.2

ICD-10: P71.2
Short Description: Neonatal hypomagnesemia
Long Description: Neonatal hypomagnesemia
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code P71.2

Code Classification
  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period
    • Transitory endocrine and metabolic disorders specific to newborn (P70-P74)
      • Transitory neonatal disorders of calcium and magnesium metab (P71)

Information for Medical Professionals

Information for Patients

Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

Electrolytes are minerals in your body that have an electric charge. They are in your blood, urine and body fluids. Maintaining the right balance of electrolytes helps your body's blood chemistry, muscle action and other processes. Sodium, calcium, potassium, chlorine, phosphate and magnesium are all electrolytes. You get them from the foods you eat and the fluids you drink.

Levels of electrolytes in your body can become too low or too high. That can happen when the amount of water in your body changes, causing dehydration or overhydration. Causes include some medicines, vomiting, diarrhea, sweating or kidney problems. Problems most often occur with levels of sodium, potassium or calcium.

  • Aldosterone blood test
  • Antidiuretic hormone blood test
  • Basic metabolic panel
  • Electrolytes
  • Fluid imbalance
  • Hypomagnesemia
  • Osmolality - blood
  • Urine specific gravity test

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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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