Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 774.7
Kernicterus of fetus or newborn not due to isoimmunization
  • Billable Code
  • 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.
Clinical Information
  • 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.
774.7 Excludes
  • kernicterus due to isoimmunization (773.4)
Applies To
  • Bilirubin encephalopathy
  • Kernicterus of newborn NOS
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 774.7 is only applicable to newborns of age 0 years.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 774.7 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM P57.8 Other specified kernicterus
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 774.7:
  • Encephalopathia hyperbilirubinemica, newborn 774.7
  • Encephalopathy (acute) 348.30
    • bilirubin, newborn 774.7
      • due to isoimmunization 773.4
    • hyperbilirubinemic, newborn 774.7
  • Hyperbilirubinemica encephalopathia, newborn 774.7
    • due to isoimmunization 773.4
  • Jaundice (yellow) 782.4
    • nuclear, newborn (see also Kernicterus of newborn) 774.7
  • Kernicterus of newborn (not due to isoimmunization) 774.7
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