There are 2 ICD-9-CM codes below 299.0 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Disorder beginning in childhood marked by the presence of markedly abnormal or impaired development in social interaction and communication and a markedly restricted repertoire of activity and interest; manifestations of the disorder vary greatly depending on the developmental level and chronological age of the individual.
Type of autism characterized by very early detection (< 30 months), social coldness, grossly impaired communication, and bizarre motor responses.
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