ICD-10 Diagnosis Code P71.4

Transitory neonatal hypoparathyroidism

Diagnosis Code P71.4

ICD-10: P71.4
Short Description: Transitory neonatal hypoparathyroidism
Long Description: Transitory neonatal hypoparathyroidism
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code P71.4

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 Patients

Parathyroid Disorders

Most people have four pea-sized glands, called parathyroid glands, on the thyroid gland in the neck. Though their names are similar, the thyroid and parathyroid glands are completely different. The parathyroid glands make parathyroid hormone (PTH), which helps your body keep the right balance of calcium and phosphorous.

If your parathyroid glands make too much or too little hormone, it disrupts this balance. If they secrete extra PTH, you have hyperparathyroidism, and your blood calcium rises. In many cases, a benign tumor on a parathyroid gland makes it overactive. Or, the extra hormones can come from enlarged parathyroid glands. Very rarely, the cause is cancer.

If you do not have enough PTH, you have hypoparathyroidism. Your blood will have too little calcium and too much phosphorous. Causes include injury to the glands, endocrine disorders, or genetic conditions. Treatment is aimed at restoring the balance of calcium and phosphorous.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Calcium - ionized
  • Calcium - urine
  • Calcium blood test
  • Hypercalcemia - discharge
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Parathyroid adenoma
  • Parathyroid biopsy
  • Parathyroid cancer
  • Parathyroid gland removal
  • Parathyroid hormone (PTH) blood 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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