ICD-10 Diagnosis Code P90

Convulsions of newborn

Diagnosis Code P90

ICD-10: P90
Short Description: Convulsions of newborn
Long Description: Convulsions of newborn
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code P90

Code Classification
  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period
    • Other disorders originating in the perinatal period (P90-P96)
      • Convulsions of newborn (P90)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • 779.0 - Convulsions in newborn

  • Afebrile seizure
  • Benign neonatal convulsions
  • Benign non-familial neonatal convulsions
  • Central convulsion
  • Convulsions in the newborn
  • Electroencephalogram abnormality with seizure
  • Epileptic cry
  • Familial neonatal seizures
  • Fifth day fits
  • On examination - fit/convulsion
  • Seizure
  • Seizure disorder
  • Seizure undetermined whether focal or generalized
  • Seizures complicating infection
  • Seizures complicating infection
  • Seizures complicating infection in the newborn
  • Seizures complicating intracranial hemorrhage
  • Seizures complicating intracranial hemorrhage in the newborn
  • Seizures in the newborn, non-refractory
  • Seizures in the newborn, refractory
  • Single seizure
  • Situation-related seizures
  • Situation-related seizures
  • Situation-related seizures
  • Tetanic convulsion

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Seizures are symptoms of a brain problem. They happen because of sudden, abnormal electrical activity in the brain. When people think of seizures, they often think of convulsions in which a person's body shakes rapidly and uncontrollably. Not all seizures cause convulsions. There are many types of seizures and some have mild symptoms. Seizures fall into two main groups. Focal seizures, also called partial seizures, happen in just one part of the brain. Generalized seizures are a result of abnormal activity on both sides of the brain.

Most seizures last from 30 seconds to 2 minutes and do not cause lasting harm. However, it is a medical emergency if seizures last longer than 5 minutes or if a person has many seizures and does not wake up between them. Seizures can have many causes, including medicines, high fevers, head injuries and certain diseases. People who have recurring seizures due to a brain disorder have epilepsy.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

  • Absence seizure
  • EEG
  • Epilepsy or seizures - discharge
  • Febrile seizures
  • Generalized tonic-clonic seizure
  • Partial (focal) seizure
  • Seizures

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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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