ICD-10-CM Code P83.39

Other edema specific to newborn

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

P83.39 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other edema specific to newborn. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code P83.39 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like body fluid retention, diffuse fetal skin edema, edema of chest wall, edema of fetal chest wall, edema of fetal scalp, erythema, etc

Short Description:Other edema specific to newborn
Long Description:Other edema specific to newborn

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 P83.39 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:

  • Body fluid retention
  • Diffuse fetal skin edema
  • Edema of chest wall
  • Edema of fetal chest wall
  • Edema of fetal scalp
  • Erythema
  • Fetal fluid retention
  • Fetal fluid retention
  • Fetal fluid retention
  • Fetal fluid retention restricted to one fetal compartment
  • Fetal fluid retention restricted to two fetal compartments
  • Idiopathic edema
  • Idiopathic fluid retention
  • Non-pitting edema
  • Periodic edema
  • Soft nonpitting edema
  • Static edema level

Convert P83.39 to ICD-9

  • 778.5 - Edema of newborn NEC/NOS (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00–P96)
    • Conditions involving the integument and temperature regulation of newborn (P80-P83)
      • Other conditions of integument specific to newborn (P83)

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


Edema means swelling caused by fluid in your body's tissues. It usually occurs in the feet, ankles and legs, but it can involve your entire body.

Causes of edema include

  • Eating too much salt
  • Sunburn
  • Heart failure
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver problems from cirrhosis
  • Pregnancy
  • Problems with lymph nodes, especially after mastectomy
  • Some medicines
  • Standing or walking a lot when the weather is warm

To keep swelling down, your health care provider may recommend keeping your legs raised when sitting, wearing support stockings, limiting how much salt you eat, or taking a medicine called a diuretic - also called a water pill.

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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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