ICD-10 Diagnosis Code P83.39

Other edema specific to newborn

Diagnosis Code P83.39

ICD-10: P83.39
Short Description: Other edema specific to newborn
Long Description: Other edema specific to newborn
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code P83.39

Code Classification
  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period
    • Conditions involving the integument and temperature regulation of newborn (P80-P83)
      • Other conditions of integument specific to newborn (P83)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Body fluid retention
  • Body fluid retention
  • Diffuse fetal skin edema
  • Edema of chest wall
  • Edema of fetal chest wall
  • Edema of fetal scalp
  • Erythema
  • Fetal fluid retention restricted to one fetal compartment
  • Fetal fluid retention restricted to two fetal compartments
  • Idiopathic edema
  • Idiopathic edema
  • Idiopathic fluid retention
  • Non-pitting edema
  • Periodic edema
  • Soft nonpitting edema
  • Static edema level

Information for Patients


Also called: Dropsy

Edema means swelling caused by fluid in your body's tissues. It usually occurs in the feet, ankles and legs, but it can involve your entire body.

Causes of edema include

  • Eating too much salt
  • Sunburn
  • Heart failure
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver problems from cirrhosis
  • Pregnancy
  • Problems with lymph nodes, especially after mastectomy
  • Some medicines
  • Standing or walking a lot when the weather is warm

To keep swelling down, your health care provider may recommend keeping your legs raised when sitting, wearing support stockings, limiting how much salt you eat, or taking a medicine called a diuretic - also called a water pill.

  • Abdominal tap
  • Angioedema
  • Foot, leg, and ankle swelling
  • Pulmonary edema
  • Swelling

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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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