Non-specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 771
Infections specific to the perinatal period
  • 2015
  • Non-Billable Code

  • There are 9 ICD-9-CM codes below 771 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • Transplacental infection of the fetus with rubella usually in the first trimester of pregnancy, as a consequence of maternal infection, resulting in various developmental abnormalities in the newborn infant. They include cardiac and ocular lesions, deafness, microcephaly, mental retardation, and generalized growth retardation. (from Dorland, 27th ed)
771 Includes
  • infections acquired before or during birth or via the umbilicus or during the first 28 days after birth
771 Excludes
  • congenital pneumonia (770.0)
  • congenital syphilis (090.0-090.9)
  • infant botulism (040.41)
  • maternal infectious disease as a cause of mortality or morbidity in fetus or newborn, but fetus or newborn not manifesting the disease (760.2)
  • ophthalmia neonatorum due to gonococcus (098.40)
  • other infections not specifically classified to this category
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