Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 758.31
Cri-du-chat syndrome
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 758.31 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 758.31 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • A genetic syndrome resulting from a partial deletion on the short arm of chromosome 5. It is characterized by a cat-like cry in infancy, microcephaly, mental retardation, growth failure, round face, hypertelorism, and cardiac failure.
  • An infantile syndrome characterized by a cat-like cry, failure to thrive, microcephaly, mental retardation, spastic quadriparesis, micro- and retrognathia, glossoptosis, bilateral epicanthus, hypertelorism, and tiny external genitalia. It is caused by a deletion of the short arm of chromosome 5 (5p-).
  • Deletion of the short arm of chromosome 5 characterized by a variable clinical picture consisting of severe mental deficiency, growth retardation, multiple abnormalities and a peculiar crying sound resembling that of a suffering kitten (hence the synonym crying cat syndrome or cri du chat syndrome), that disappears within weeks or months after birth.
  • Infantile syndrome characterized by a cat-like cry, failure to thrive, microcephaly, mental retardation, spastic quadriparesis, micro- and retrognathia, glossoptosis, bilateral epicanthus, hypertelorism, and tiny external genitalia; caused by a deletion of the short arm of chromosome 5.
Applies To
  • Deletion 5p
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 758.31 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM Q93.4 Deletion of short arm of chromosome 5
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 758.31:
  • Cri-du-chat syndrome 758.31
  • Deletion syndrome
    • 5p 758.31
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • autosomal - see also Abnormal, autosomes NEC
    • cat-cry 758.31
    • cri-du-chat 758.31
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