ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 765.10

Preterm infant NEC wtNOS

Diagnosis Code 765.10

ICD-9: 765.10
Short Description: Preterm infant NEC wtNOS
Long Description: Other preterm infants, unspecified [weight]
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 765.10

Code Classification
  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period
    • Other conditions originating in the perinatal period (764-779)
      • 765 Disorders relating to short gestation and unspecified low birthweight

Information for Patients

Premature Babies

Also called: Preemies

Almost 1 of every 10 infants born in the United States are premature, or preemies. A premature birth is when a baby is born before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy. A full-term pregnancy is 40 weeks.

Important growth and development happen throughout pregnancy - especially in the final months and weeks. Because they are born too early, preemies weigh much less than full-term babies. They may have health problems because their organs did not have enough time to develop. Problems that a baby born too early may have include

  • Breathing problems
  • Feeding difficulties
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Developmental delay
  • Vision problems
  • Hearing problems

Preemies need special medical care in a neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU. They stay there until their organ systems can work on their own.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Apnea of prematurity
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • Intraventricular hemorrhage of the newborn
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis
  • Neonatal respiratory distress syndrome
  • Neonatal weight gain and nutrition
  • Osteopenia - premature infants
  • Premature infant
  • Preterm labor
  • Retinopathy of prematurity
  • Transient tachypnea - newborn
  • Visiting your baby in the NICU

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