Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 798.0
Sudden infant death syndrome
  • Short description: Sudden infant death synd.
  • ICD-9-CM 798.0 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 798.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 798.0.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 798.0: 2013 2014.
Applies To
  • Cot death
  • Crib death
  • Sudden death of nonspecific cause in infancy
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 798.0 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM R99 Ill-defined and unknown cause of mortality
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 798.0:
  • Cot death 798.0
  • Crib death 798.0
  • Death
    • cot (infant) 798.0
    • crib (infant) 798.0
    • sudden (cause unknown) 798.1
      • cardiac (SCD)
        • family history of V17.41
        • personal history of, successfully resuscitated V12.53
      • during delivery 669.9
        • under anesthesia NEC 668.9
      • infant, syndrome (SIDS) 798.0
      • puerperal, during puerperium 674.9
  • Sudden
    • death, cause unknown (less than 24 hours) 798.1
      • cardiac (SCD)
        • family history of V17.41
        • personal history of, successfully resuscitated V12.53
      • during childbirth 669.9
      • infant 798.0
      • puerperal, postpartum 674.9
    • infant death syndrome 798.0
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • crib death 798.0
    • infant
    • sudden infant death (SIDS) 798.0
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