ICD-10-CM Code P39.4

Neonatal skin infection

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

P39.4 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of neonatal skin infection. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code P39.4 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abrasion and/or friction burn, abrasion and/or friction burn of abdominal wall with infection, abrasion and/or friction burn of abdominal wall with infection, abrasion and/or friction burn of ankle with infection, abrasion and/or friction burn of ankle with infection, abrasion and/or friction burn of anus with infection, etc

ICD-10:P39.4
Short Description:Neonatal skin infection
Long Description:Neonatal skin infection

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code P39.4:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Neonatal pyoderma

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • pemphigus neonatorum L00
  • staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome L00

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code P39.4 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Abrasion and/or friction burn
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of abdominal wall with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of abdominal wall with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of ankle with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of ankle with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of anus with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of axilla with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of axilla with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of back with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of back with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of back with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of breast with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of breast with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of buttock with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of buttock with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of cheek with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of chest wall with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of chest wall with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of chest wall with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of ear with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of elbow with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of elbow with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of face with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of face with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of finger, infected
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of flank with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of flank with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of foot and/or toe, infected
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of forearm, infected
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of forearm, infected
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of groin with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of groin with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of hand, infected
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of head, infected
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of hip with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of hip with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of interscapular region with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of interscapular region with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of lip with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of lower leg with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of lower limb, infected
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of neck with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of neck with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of nose with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of penis with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of perineum with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of perineum with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of scalp with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of scalp with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of scapular region with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of scapular region with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of shoulder and/or upper arm, infected
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of shoulder and/or upper arm, infected
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of shoulder with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of shoulder with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of thigh with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of thigh with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of toe with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of trunk, infected
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of upper limb, infected
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of vagina with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of wrist with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn with infection
  • Abrasion of abdominal wall, infected
  • Abrasion of ankle, infected
  • Abrasion of anus, infected
  • Abrasion of axilla, infected
  • Abrasion of back, infected
  • Abrasion of breast, infected
  • Abrasion of buttock, infected
  • Abrasion of chest wall, infected
  • Abrasion of elbow, infected
  • Abrasion of face
  • Abrasion of face, infected
  • Abrasion of flank, infected
  • Abrasion of foot
  • Abrasion of foot
  • Abrasion of foot, infected
  • Abrasion of forearm, infected
  • Abrasion of groin, infected
  • Abrasion of hip, infected
  • Abrasion of interscapular region, infected
  • Abrasion of knee, infected
  • Abrasion of neck
  • Abrasion of neck, infected
  • Abrasion of perineum
  • Abrasion of perineum, infected
  • Abrasion of scalp
  • Abrasion of scalp, infected
  • Abrasion of scapular region, infected
  • Abrasion of shoulder, infected
  • Abrasion of thigh, infected
  • Abrasion of toe, infected
  • Abrasion of vagina
  • Abrasion of vagina, infected
  • Abrasion of wrist
  • Abrasion of wrist, infected
  • Abrasion, abdominal wall
  • Abrasion, abdominal wall
  • Abrasion, abdominal wall
  • Abrasion, ankle
  • Abrasion, axillary area
  • Abrasion, back
  • Abrasion, back
  • Abrasion, breast
  • Abrasion, buttock
  • Abrasion, chest wall
  • Abrasion, chest wall
  • Abrasion, elbow area
  • Abrasion, flank
  • Abrasion, forearm area
  • Abrasion, groin
  • Abrasion, hip
  • Abrasion, interscapular
  • Abrasion, knee
  • Abrasion, scapular area
  • Abrasion, shoulder area
  • Abrasion, thigh
  • Abrasion, toe
  • Animal bite of axilla
  • Animal bite of back
  • Animal bite of chest
  • Animal bite of dorsum of foot
  • Animal bite of mouth
  • Animal bite of pelvic region
  • Application site infection
  • Arcanobacterium pyogenes infection of skin
  • Bacterial infection of skin
  • Bacterial paronychia
  • Bacterial pyoderma
  • Bite in axilla
  • Bite wound of mouth
  • Blister of abdominal wall with infection
  • Blister of ankle with infection
  • Blister of anus with infection
  • Blister of axilla with infection
  • Blister of back with infection
  • Blister of breast with infection
  • Blister of buttock with infection
  • Blister of cheek with infection
  • Blister of chest wall with infection
  • Blister of ear with infection
  • Blister of face with infection
  • Blister of finger with infection
  • Blister of flank with infection
  • Blister of foot with infection
  • Blister of forearm with infection
  • Blister of groin with infection
  • Blister of hand with infection
  • Blister of hip with infection
  • Blister of interscapular region with infection
  • Blister of lip with infection
  • Blister of lower leg with infection
  • Blister of lower limb with infection
  • Blister of neck with infection
  • Blister of nose with infection
  • Blister of penis with infection
  • Blister of perineum with infection
  • Blister of scalp with infection
  • Blister of scapular region with infection
  • Blister of sole of foot
  • Blister of testis with infection
  • Blister of thigh with infection
  • Blister of toe with infection
  • Blister of upper arm with infection
  • Blister of vulva with infection
  • Blister with infection
  • Botryomycosis
  • Chancriform pyoderma
  • Complex laceration of forehead
  • Contaminated complex laceration of forehead
  • Contaminated simple laceration of forehead
  • Cutaneous botryomycosis
  • Cutaneous streptococcal ulcer
  • Disease due to Moraxella
  • Ecthyma
  • Ecthyma
  • Ecthyma caused by Staphylococcus aureus
  • Ecthyma caused by Streptococcus pyogenes
  • Ecthyma gangrenosum
  • Ecthyma gangrenosum
  • Erosive pustular dermatosis of the scalp
  • Finger web space infection
  • Gram-negative infection of toe web
  • Infected face
  • Infected heel
  • Infected insect bite of dorsum of foot
  • Infected insect bite of genitalia
  • Infected insect bite of head and neck
  • Infected insect bite of head and neck
  • Infected insect bite of pelvic region
  • Infected thumb
  • Infected ulcer of skin
  • Infection of axilla
  • Infection of axilla
  • Infection of axilla
  • Infection of axilla
  • Infection of big toe
  • Infection of finger
  • Infection of foot
  • Infection of palmar space
  • Infection of scrotum
  • Infection of skin
  • Infection of skin and subcutaneous tissue caused by fungus
  • Infection of skin and/or subcutaneous tissue
  • Infection of skin of neck
  • Infection of skin of neck
  • Infection of skin of neck
  • Infection of toe
  • Infection of toe web
  • Infective dermatosis of lip
  • Inflammation of skin and/or subcutaneous tissue
  • Insect bite of genitalia
  • Insect bite, nonvenomous, of axilla
  • Insect bite, nonvenomous, of back
  • Insect bite, nonvenomous, of chest wall
  • Insect bite, nonvenomous, of interscapular region
  • Insect bite, nonvenomous, of scrotum and testis
  • Insect bite, nonvenomous, of scrotum and/or testis, infected
  • Laceration of forehead
  • Laceration of forehead
  • Localized infection of skin AND/OR subcutaneous tissue
  • Localized infection of subcutaneous tissue
  • Moraxella infection of skin
  • Neonatal bacterial paronychia
  • Neonatal ecthyma gangrenosum
  • Neonatal fungal infection of skin
  • Neonatal pseudomonas infection
  • Neonatal pyogenic infection of skin
  • Neonatal skin infection
  • Neonatal staphylococcal infection of skin
  • Neonatal viral infection of skin
  • Non-pyogenic bacterial infection of skin
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of axilla with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of back with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of chest wall with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of interscapular region with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of lip with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of testis with infection
  • Nonvenomous insect bite of vulva with infection
  • O/E - follicular pustules
  • O/E - purulent pustules
  • O/E - pustules
  • O/E - pustules present
  • Open wound of scapular region
  • Parasitic infection of skin
  • Pulp space infection of finger/thumb
  • Pulp space infection of toe
  • Pustular folliculitis
  • Pustule
  • Pyoderma
  • Pyoderma ulcerosum tropicalum
  • Pyogenic infection of skin and subcutaneous tissues caused by bacterium
  • Recurrent skin infection
  • Sepsis with cutaneous manifestations
  • Septic finger
  • Simple laceration of forehead
  • Site-specific infective disorders of skin
  • Site-specific pyogenic infection of skin and subcutis
  • Staphylococcal botryomycosis
  • Staphylococcal infection of skin
  • Staphylococcal toxin-mediated reaction of skin
  • Streptococcal infection of skin
  • Streptococcal skin disorder
  • Superficial bacterial infection of skin
  • Superficial injury of abdominal wall with infection
  • Superficial injury of ankle with infection
  • Superficial injury of ankle with infection
  • Superficial injury of anus with infection
  • Superficial injury of anus with infection
  • Superficial injury of axilla with infection
  • Superficial injury of axilla with infection
  • Superficial injury of axilla with infection
  • Superficial injury of breast with infection
  • Superficial injury of breast with infection
  • Superficial injury of breast with infection
  • Superficial injury of buttock with infection
  • Superficial injury of cheek
  • Superficial injury of cheek with infection
  • Superficial injury of chest
  • Superficial injury of chest wall with infection
  • Superficial injury of ear with infection
  • Superficial injury of face with infection
  • Superficial injury of finger with infection
  • Superficial injury of flank with infection
  • Superficial injury of flank with infection
  • Superficial injury of flank with infection
  • Superficial injury of forearm with infection
  • Superficial injury of forearm with infection
  • Superficial injury of gum with infection
  • Superficial injury of hip with infection
  • Superficial injury of hip with infection
  • Superficial injury of interscapular region with infection
  • Superficial injury of interscapular region with infection
  • Superficial injury of interscapular region with infection
  • Superficial injury of knee
  • Superficial injury of lip
  • Superficial injury of lower leg with infection
  • Superficial injury of neck with infection
  • Superficial injury of neck with infection
  • Superficial injury of neck with infection
  • Superficial injury of perineum
  • Superficial injury of perineum with infection
  • Superficial injury of scalp with infection
  • Superficial injury of scalp with infection
  • Superficial injury of scrotum with infection
  • Superficial injury of shoulder with infection
  • Superficial injury of shoulder with infection
  • Superficial injury of testis with infection
  • Superficial injury of thigh with infection
  • Superficial injury of thigh with infection
  • Superficial injury of toe with infection
  • Superficial injury of trunk with infection
  • Superficial injury of vagina with infection
  • Superficial injury of vulva with infection
  • Superficial injury of wrist with infection
  • Traumatic blister of abdominal wall
  • Traumatic blister of abdominal wall
  • Traumatic blister of abdominal wall, infected
  • Traumatic blister of back
  • Traumatic blister of back
  • Traumatic blister of back, infected
  • Traumatic blister of breast
  • Traumatic blister of breast, infected
  • Traumatic blister of buttock
  • Traumatic blister of buttock, infected
  • Traumatic blister of chest wall
  • Traumatic blister of chest wall
  • Traumatic blister of chest wall, infected
  • Traumatic blister of flank
  • Traumatic blister of flank, infected
  • Traumatic blister of foot
  • Traumatic blister of foot
  • Traumatic blister of foot, infected
  • Traumatic blister of groin, infected
  • Traumatic blister of head, infected
  • Traumatic blister of heel
  • Traumatic blister of heel, infected
  • Traumatic blister of hip
  • Traumatic blister of hip, infected
  • Traumatic blister of interscapular region
  • Traumatic blister of interscapular region, infected
  • Traumatic blister of lower leg
  • Traumatic blister of lower leg, infected
  • Traumatic blister of scapular region
  • Traumatic blister of scapular region, infected
  • Traumatic blister of sole of foot
  • Traumatic blister of toe
  • Traumatic blister of toe, infected
  • Traumatic blister of trunk, infected
  • Ulcerative impetigo
  • Ulcerative impetigo

Convert P39.4 to ICD-9

  • 771.89 - Perinatal infection NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00–P96)
    • Infections specific to the perinatal period (P35-P39)
      • Other infections specific to the perinatal period (P39)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


Skin Infections

What are skin infections?

Your skin is your body's largest organ. It has many different functions, including covering and protecting your body. It helps keep germs out. But sometimes the germs can cause a skin infection. This often happens when there is a break, cut, or wound on your skin. It can also happen when your immune system is weakened, because of another disease or a medical treatment.

Some skin infections cover a small area on the top of your skin. Other infections can go deep into your skin or spread to a larger area.

What causes skin infections?

Skin infections are caused by different kinds of germs. For example,

  • Bacteria cause cellulitis, impetigo, and staphylococcal (staph) infections
  • Viruses cause shingles, warts, and herpes simplex
  • Fungi cause athlete's foot and yeast infections
  • Parasites cause body lice, head lice, and scabies

Who is at risk for skin infections?

You are at a higher risk for a skin infection if you

  • Have poor circulation
  • Have diabetes
  • Are older
  • Have an immune system disease, such as HIV/AIDS
  • Have a weakened immune system because of chemotherapy or other medicines that suppress your immune system
  • Have to stay in one position for a long time, such as if you are sick and have to stay in bed for a long time or you are paralyzed
  • Are malnourished
  • Have excessive skinfolds, which can happen if you have obesity

What are the symptoms of skin infections?

The symptoms depend on the type of infection. Some symptoms that are common to many skin infections include rashes, swelling, redness, pain, pus, and itching.

How are skin infections diagnosed?

To diagnose a skin infection, health care providers will do a physical exam and ask about your symptoms. You may have lab tests, such as a skin culture. This is a test to identify what type of infection you have, using a sample from your skin. Your provider may take the sample by swabbing or scraping your skin, or removing a small piece of skin (biopsy). Sometimes providers use other tests, such as blood tests.

How are skin infections treated?

The treatment depends on the type of infection and how serious it is. Some infections will go away on their own. When you do need treatment, it may include a cream or lotion to put on the skin. Other possible treatments include medicines and a procedure to drain pus.


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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.


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