ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z04.72

Encntr for exam and obs fol alleged child physical abuse

Diagnosis Code Z04.72

ICD-10: Z04.72
Short Description: Encntr for exam and obs fol alleged child physical abuse
Long Description: Encounter for examination and observation following alleged child physical abuse
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z04.72

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons encountering health services for examinations (Z00-Z13)
      • Encounter for examination and observation for other reasons (Z04)

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
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Pediatric diagnoses Additional informationCallout TooltipPediatric diagnoses
Pediatric. Age range is 0–17 years inclusive (e.g., Reye’s syndrome, routine child health exam).

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code Z04.72 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Child Abuse

Child abuse is doing something or failing to do something that results in harm to a child or puts a child at risk of harm. Child abuse can be physical, sexual or emotional. Neglect, or not providing for a child's needs, is also a form of abuse.

Most abused children suffer greater emotional than physical damage. An abused child may become depressed. He or she may withdraw, think of suicide or become violent. An older child may use drugs or alcohol, try to run away or abuse others.

Child abuse is a serious problem. If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, call the police or your local child welfare agency.

  • Child abuse - physical
  • Child neglect and psychological abuse
  • Shaken baby syndrome

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