Kernicterus of fetus or newborn not due to isoimmunization
Newborn/Neonate Only Dx (0 years)
Short description: NB kernicterus.
ICD-9-CM 774.7 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 774.7 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Brain disorder associated with high levels of bilrubin; clinical features include athetosis, muscle spasticity or hypotonia, impaired vertical gaze, and deafness; nonconjugated bilirubin enters the brain and acts as a neurotoxin, often in association with conditions that impair the blood-brain barrier; this condition occurs primarily in neonates with perinatal blood incompatibilities, but may rarely occur in adults.
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