ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R68.12

Fussy infant (baby)

Diagnosis Code R68.12

ICD-10: R68.12
Short Description: Fussy infant (baby)
Long Description: Fussy infant (baby)
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R68.12

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
    • General symptoms and signs (R50-R69)
      • Other general symptoms and signs (R68)

Information for Medical Professionals

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Pediatric diagnoses Additional informationCallout TooltipPediatric diagnoses
Pediatric. Age range is 0–17 years inclusive (e.g., Reye’s syndrome, routine child health exam).

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code R68.12 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • Anger reaction
  • Feeling irritable
  • Feeling irritable
  • Fussy infant
  • Hyperactive behavior
  • Hyperirritability
  • Irritability and anger
  • Neonatal agitation
  • Outbursts of anger
  • Outbursts of anger
  • Temper problem

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code R68.12 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Common Infant and Newborn Problems

It is hard when your baby is sick. Common health problems in babies include colds, coughs, fevers, and vomiting. Babies also commonly have skin problems, like diaper rash or cradle cap.

Many of these problems are not serious. It is important to know how to help your sick baby, and to know the warning signs for more serious problems. Trust your intuition - if you are worried about your baby, call your health care provider right away.

  • Colic and crying - self-care
  • Cradle cap
  • Crying - excessive (0-6 months)
  • Diaper rash
  • Diarrhea in infants
  • Newborn jaundice - discharge
  • Rash - child under 2 years
  • Spitting up - self-care
  • When to Call the Baby's Doctor (Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health)
  • When your baby or infant has a fever

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