Non-specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 777.5
Necrotizing enterocolitis in newborn
  • Non-Billable Code
  • There are 4 ICD-9-CM codes below 777.5 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • Extensive ulceration and necrosis of the ileum and colon in premature infants in the neonatal period; possibly due to perinatal intestinal ischemia and bacterial invasion.
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