ICD-10 Diagnosis Code P74.3

Disturbances of potassium balance of newborn

Diagnosis Code P74.3

ICD-10: P74.3
Short Description: Disturbances of potassium balance of newborn
Long Description: Disturbances of potassium balance of newborn
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code P74.3

Code Classification
  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period
    • Transitory endocrine and metabolic disorders specific to newborn (P70-P74)
      • Oth transitory neonatal electrolyte and metabolic disturb (P74)

Information for Patients


Potassium is a mineral that the body needs to work normally. It helps nerves and muscles communicate. It also helps move nutrients into cells and waste products out of cells. A diet rich in potassium helps to offset some of sodium's harmful effects on blood pressure.

Most people get all the potassium they need from what they eat and drink. Sources of potassium in the diet include

  • Leafy greens, such as spinach and collards
  • Fruit from vines, such as grapes and blackberries
  • Root vegetables, such as carrots and potatoes
  • Citrus fruits, such as oranges and grapefruit

  • Hypokalemic periodic paralysis
  • Low potassium level
  • Potassium in diet
  • Potassium test
  • Potassium urine 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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