ICD-10-CM Code P39.9

Infection specific to the perinatal period, unspecified

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

P39.9 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of infection specific to the perinatal period, unspecified. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code P39.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abscess of tendon sheath of right ankle and/or foot, acute erythematous eruption of skin, allantoic cyst, azoospermia, azoospermia due to infectious disease, cellulitis of elbow, etc

ICD-10:P39.9
Short Description:Infection specific to the perinatal period, unspecified
Long Description:Infection specific to the perinatal period, unspecified

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 P39.9 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:

  • Abscess of tendon sheath of right ankle AND/OR foot
  • Acute erythematous eruption of skin
  • Allantoic cyst
  • Azoospermia
  • Azoospermia due to infectious disease
  • Cellulitis of elbow
  • Cellulitis of elbow
  • Cellulitis of left elbow
  • Cellulitis of left upper limb
  • Cellulitis of right elbow
  • Cellulitis of right upper limb
  • Chest sinus
  • Clinical infection
  • Clinical infection
  • Clinical infection of newborn
  • Congenital infectious disease
  • Congenital non-bacterial non-viral infection
  • Disease of presumed infectious origin
  • Disorder due to infection
  • Disorder of autonomic nervous system due to infectious disease
  • Epilepsy due to infectious disease of central nervous system
  • Exacerbation of allergic asthma
  • Exacerbation of allergic asthma due to infection
  • Fetus or newborn infection caused by Anaerobic bacterium
  • Fetus or newborn infection caused by bacterium
  • Fetus or newborn infection caused by Escherichia coli
  • Fetus or newborn infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus
  • Fetus or newborn infection caused by Streptococcus group B
  • Fever with infection
  • Finding of contents of cervix
  • Ill-defined infectious disease
  • Immune dysregulation, inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, recurrent infection syndrome
  • Infantile streptococcal infection
  • Infected seroma after surgical procedure
  • Infected seroma due to and following procedure
  • Infected urachal cyst
  • Infection after injection
  • Infection after injection
  • Infection after injection
  • Infection causing abscess of central nervous system
  • Infection causing cyst of central nervous system
  • Infection causing granuloma of central nervous system
  • Infection causing granuloma of extradural space of spinal cord
  • Infection causing granuloma of spinal cord
  • Infection causing multiple abscesses of brain
  • Infection causing myoendocarditis
  • Infection causing tic
  • Infection of bilateral eyes
  • Infection of deep tissue at puncture site due to and following peripheral nerve block
  • Infection of fingernail of left hand
  • Infection of humerus
  • Infection of humerus
  • Infection of left eye
  • Infection of lip
  • Infection of nail of finger of right hand
  • Infection of phalanx of finger or thumb
  • Infection of phalanx of finger or thumb
  • Infection of puncture wound
  • Infection of right eye
  • Infection of uncertain etiology
  • Infections specific to perinatal period
  • Infectious epithelial keratitis
  • Infectious granuloma
  • Keratitis caused by infection
  • Local infection of wound
  • Lyell syndrome
  • Mixed infectious disease
  • Multi-organism infectious disease
  • Multiple abscesses
  • Named sign of foot
  • Neonatal colibacillosis
  • Neonatal hemolysis with systemic bacterial infection
  • Neonatal infectious disorder
  • Neonatal streptococcal infection
  • Neutropenia associated with infectious disease
  • O/E - infected toe
  • O/E - toe
  • O/E - tonsils
  • O/E - tonsils - quinsy present
  • O/E - wound infected
  • Organ surgical site infection
  • Osler's node of foot
  • Osler's node of hand
  • Osteomyelitis of finger of left hand
  • Osteomyelitis of finger of right hand
  • Osteomyelitis of left humerus
  • Osteomyelitis of left pelvis
  • Osteomyelitis of right humerus
  • Osteomyelitis of right pelvis
  • Parasitic infection of fetus or newborn
  • Post procedure puncture site infection
  • Post procedure puncture site infection
  • Post procedure puncture site infection
  • Postoperative seroma
  • Postoperative wound infection-deep
  • Post-traumatic wound infection
  • Pseudomonas pyocyaneus congenital infection
  • Pus at uterine os cervix
  • Secondary tic disorder
  • Seizures complicating infection
  • Seizures complicating infection in the newborn
  • Seroma following procedure
  • Situation-related seizures
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis spectrum
  • Superficial soft tissue infection at site of neuraxial block
  • Superficial soft tissue infection at site of peripheral nerve block
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis due to infection
  • Vomiting co-occurrent and due to infectious disease

Convert P39.9 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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