ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 995.54

Child physical abuse

Diagnosis Code 995.54

ICD-9: 995.54
Short Description: Child physical abuse
Long Description: Child physical abuse
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 995.54

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning
    • Other and unspecified effects of external causes (990-995)
      • 995 Certain adverse effects, not elsewhere classified

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
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Pediatric diagnoses (age 0 through 17) Additional informationCallout TooltipPediatric diagnoses (age 0 through 17)
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Index of Diseases and Injuries
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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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