Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 779.4
Drug reactions and intoxications specific to newborn
  • Billable Code
  • Newborn/Neonate Only Dx (0 years)
  • Short description: NB drug reaction/intoxic.
  • ICD-9-CM 779.4 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 779.4 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Gray baby syndrome
  • Gray syndrome from chloramphenicol administration in newborn
  • Newborn drug reaction and intoxication
779.4 Excludes
  • fetal alcohol syndrome (760.71)
  • reactions and intoxications from maternal opiates and tranquilizers (763.5)
Applies To
  • Gray syndrome from chloramphenicol administration in newborn
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 779.4 is only applicable to newborns of age 0 years.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 779.4 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM P93.0 Grey baby syndrome
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM P93.8 Other reactions and intoxications due to drugs administered to newborn
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 779.4:
  • Gray or grey syndrome (chloramphenicol) (newborn) 779.4
  • Intoxication
    • drug 292.89
      • with delirium 292.81
      • correct substance properly administered (see also Allergy, drug) 995.27
      • newborn 779.4
      • obstetric anesthetic or sedation 668.9
        • affecting fetus or newborn 763.5
      • overdose or wrong substance given or taken - see Table of Drugs and Chemicals
      • pathologic 292.2
      • specific to newborn 779.4
      • via placenta or breast milk 760.70
  • Reaction
    • drug NEC (see also Table of Drugs and Chemicals) 995.20
      • allergic - see also Allergy, drug 995.27
      • correct substance properly administered 995.20
      • obstetric anesthetic or analgesic NEC 668.9
        • affecting fetus or newborn 763.5
        • specified drug - see Table of Drugs and Chemicals
      • overdose or poisoning 977.9
        • specified drug - see Table of Drugs and Chemicals
      • specific to newborn 779.4
      • transmitted via placenta or breast milk - see Absorption, drug, through placenta
      • withdrawal NEC 292.0
        • infant of dependent mother 779.5
      • wrong substance given or taken in error 977.9
        • specified drug - see Table of Drugs and Chemicals
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • Gray or grey (chloramphenicol) (newborn) 779.4
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