ICD-10-CM Code P39.8

Other specified infections specific to the perinatal period

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

P39.8 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other specified infections specific to the perinatal period. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code P39.8 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute infectious tubulointerstitial nephritis, acute interstitial nephritis, acute nephritis due to another disorder, acute pyelonephritis, acute tubulointerstitial nephritis associated with systemic infection, fetus or newborn infection caused by escherichia coli, etc

Short Description:Other specified infections specific to the perinatal period
Long Description:Other specified infections specific to the perinatal period

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 P39.8 are found in the index:


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

  • Acute infectious tubulointerstitial nephritis
  • Acute interstitial nephritis
  • Acute nephritis due to another disorder
  • Acute pyelonephritis
  • Acute tubulointerstitial nephritis associated with systemic infection
  • Fetus or newborn infection caused by Escherichia coli
  • Fetus or newborn infection caused by fungus
  • Fetus or newborn infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus
  • Infantile streptococcal infection
  • Infection caused by Malassezia
  • Infection causing tracheitis in neonate
  • Infections specific to perinatal period
  • Infections specific to perinatal period
  • Infectious disorder of trachea
  • Neonatal coxsackie virus syndrome
  • Neonatal infection caused by Aspergillus
  • Neonatal pseudomonas infection
  • Neonatal sepsis caused by Malassezia
  • Neonatal streptococcal infection
  • Perianal streptococcal infection of newborn
  • Perinatal coagulase-negative staphylococcus
  • Perinatal skin and subcutaneous infections
  • Pyelonephritis associated with another disorder
  • Sepsis due to fungus

Convert P39.8 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

Infectious Diseases

Germs, or microbes, are found everywhere - in the air, soil, and water. There are also germs on your skin and in your body. Many of them are harmless, and some can even be helpful. But some of them can make you sick. Infectious diseases are diseases that are caused by germs.

There are many different ways that you can get an infectious disease:

  • Through direct contact with a person who is sick. This includes kissing, touching, sneezing, coughing, and sexual contact. Pregnant mothers can also pass some germs along to their babies.
  • Through indirect contact, when you touch something that has germs on it. For example, you could get germs if someone who is sick touched a door handle, and then you touch it.
  • Through insect or animal bites
  • Through contaminated food, water, soil, or plants

There are four main kinds of germs:

  • Bacteria - one-celled germs that multiply quickly. They may give off toxins, which are harmful chemicals that can make you sick. Strep throat and urinary tract infections are common bacterial infections.
  • Viruses - tiny capsules that contain genetic material. They invade your cells so that they can multiply. This can kill, damage, or change the cells and make you sick. Viral infections include HIV/AIDS and the common cold.
  • Fungi - primitive plant-like organisms such as mushrooms, mold, mildew, and yeasts. Athlete's foot is a common fungal infection.
  • Parasites - animals or plants that survive by living on or in other living things. Malaria is an infection caused by a parasite.

Infectious diseases can cause many different symptoms. Some are so mild that you may not even notice any symptoms, while others can be life-threatening. There are treatments for some infectious diseases, but for others, such as some viruses, you can only treat your symptoms. You can take steps to prevent many infectious diseases:

  • Get vaccinated
  • Wash your hands often
  • Pay attention to food safety
  • Avoid contact with wild animals
  • Practice safe sex
  • Don't share items such as toothbrushes, combs, and straws

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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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