ICD-10 Diagnosis Code P59.9

Neonatal jaundice, unspecified

Diagnosis Code P59.9

ICD-10: P59.9
Short Description: Neonatal jaundice, unspecified
Long Description: Neonatal jaundice, unspecified
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code P59.9

Valid for Submission
The code P59.9 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00–P96)
    • Hemorrhagic and hematological disorders of newborn (P50-P61)
      • Neonatal jaundice from other and unspecified causes (P59)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Conjugated hyperbilirubinemia
  • Conjugated hyperbilirubinemia in infancy
  • Elevated total bilirubin
  • Finding of bilirubin level
  • Finding of color of limb
  • Hyperbilirubinemia
  • Hypermelanosis following phototherapy for neonatal jaundice
  • Increased bilirubin level
  • Jaundice
  • Jaundice
  • Jaundiced appearance of face
  • Jaundiced appearance of limbs
  • Neonatal conjugated hyperbilirubinemia
  • Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia
  • Neonatal jaundice
  • Neonatal jaundice with Rotor's syndrome
  • Neonatal unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia
  • Newborn physiological jaundice
  • On examination - color
  • On examination - jaundiced color
  • Physiological hyperbilirubinemia
  • Physiological hyperbilirubinemia
  • Physiological hyperbilirubinemia
  • Prolonged newborn physiological jaundice
  • Unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia
  • Unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Also called: Icterus

Jaundice causes your skin and the whites of your eyes to turn yellow. Too much bilirubin causes jaundice. Bilirubin is a yellow chemical in hemoglobin, the substance that carries oxygen in your red blood cells. As red blood cells break down, your body builds new cells to replace them. The old ones are processed by the liver. If the liver cannot handle the blood cells as they break down, bilirubin builds up in the body and your skin may look yellow.

Many healthy babies have some jaundice during the first week of life. It usually goes away. However, jaundice can happen at any age and may be a sign of a problem. Jaundice can happen for many reasons, such as

  • Blood diseases
  • Genetic syndromes
  • Liver diseases, such as hepatitis or cirrhosis
  • Blockage of bile ducts
  • Infections
  • Medicines

  • Bilirubin - blood (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Bilirubin - urine (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Jaundice (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Jaundice causes (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Newborn jaundice (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Newborn jaundice - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)

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