ICD-10 Diagnosis Code P92.6

Failure to thrive in newborn

Diagnosis Code P92.6

ICD-10: P92.6
Short Description: Failure to thrive in newborn
Long Description: Failure to thrive in newborn
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code P92.6

Code Classification
  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period
    • Other disorders originating in the perinatal period (P90-P96)
      • Feeding problems of newborn (P92)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code P92.6 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • Failure to gain weight
  • Failure to thrive
  • Failure to thrive
  • Failure to thrive
  • Failure to thrive
  • Failure to thrive in infant
  • Impaired renal function disorder
  • Infantile erythroderma, failure to thrive and diarrhea syndrome
  • On examination - failure to thrive
  • Organic failure to thrive
  • Pediatric failure to thrive
  • Pediatric failure to thrive
  • Renal function impairment with growth failure

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code P92.6 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Growth Disorders

Does your child seem much shorter - or much taller - than other kids his or her age? It could be normal. Some children may be small for their age but still be developing normally. Some children are short or tall because their parents are.

But some children have growth disorders. Growth disorders are problems that prevent children from developing normal height, weight, sexual maturity or other features.

Very slow or very fast growth can sometimes signal a gland problem or disease.

The pituitary gland makes growth hormone, which stimulates the growth of bone and other tissues. Children who have too little of it may be very short. Treatment with growth hormone can stimulate growth.

People can also have too much growth hormone. Usually the cause is a pituitary gland tumor, which is not cancer. Too much growth hormone can cause gigantism in children, where their bones and their body grow too much. In adults, it can cause acromegaly, which makes the hands, feet and face larger than normal. Possible treatments include surgery to remove the tumor, medicines, and radiation therapy.

  • Acromegaly
  • Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome
  • Delayed growth
  • Failure to thrive
  • Gigantism
  • Growth chart
  • Growth hormone deficiency
  • Growth hormone test
  • Short stature

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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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