Specific code 2008 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 777.5
Necrotizing enterocolitis in fetus or newborn
  • Short description: NECROT ENTEROCOLITIS NB.
  • ICD-9-CM 777.5 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 777.5 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2008 version of ICD-9-CM 777.5.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 777.5: 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014.
Applies To
  • Pseudomembranous enterocolitis in newborn
  • No ICD-10-CM code(s) convert to ICD-9-CM 777.5
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 777.5:
  • Enteritis (acute) (catarrhal) (choleraic) (chronic) (congestive) (diarrheal) (exudative) (follicular) (hemorrhagic) (infantile) (lienteric) (noninfectious) (perforative) (phlegmonous) (presumed noninfectious) (pseudomembranous) 558.9
    • necrotizing of fetus or newborn 777.5
    • newborn 777.8
      • necrotizing 777.5
  • Enterocolitis - see also Enteritis
    • fetus or newborn 777.8
      • necrotizing 777.5
    • primary necrotizing 777.5
    • radiation 558.1
      • newborn 777.5
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