ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 774.39

Delay conjugat jaund NEC

Diagnosis Code 774.39

ICD-9: 774.39
Short Description: Delay conjugat jaund NEC
Long Description: Other neonatal jaundice due to delayed conjugation from other causes
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 774.39

Code Classification
  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (760–779)
    • Other conditions originating in the perinatal period (764-779)
      • 774 Other perinatal jaundice

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 774.39 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Jaundice (yellow) 782.4
      • breast milk 774.39
      • fetus or newborn 774.6
        • due to or associated with
          • absence or deficiency of enzyme system for bilirubin conjugation (congenital) 774.39
          • breast milk inhibitors to conjugation 774.39
            • associated with preterm delivery 774.2
          • delayed conjugation 774.30
            • development 774.39

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
  • Bilirubin - urine
  • Jaundice causes
  • Jaundice-associated conditions
  • Kernicterus
  • Newborn jaundice
  • Newborn jaundice - discharge

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