ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 768.4

Fetal distress NOS

Diagnosis Code 768.4

ICD-9: 768.4
Short Description: Fetal distress NOS
Long Description: Fetal distress, unspecified as to time of onset, in liveborn infant
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 768.4

Code Classification
  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (760–779)
    • Other conditions originating in the perinatal period (764-779)
      • 768 Intrauterine hypoxia and birth asphyxia

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 768.4 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Acidemia 276.2
      • fetal
        • unspecified as to time of onset, in liveborn infant 768.4
    • Distress
      • fetal (syndrome) 768.4
        • affecting management of pregnancy or childbirth 656.8
        • liveborn infant 768.4
          • first noted
            • before onset of labor 768.2
            • during labor and delivery 768.3
        • stillborn infant (death before onset of labor) 768.0
          • death during labor 768.1

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