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ICD-10-CM Code P57.9
Kernicterus, unspecified

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
Newborn Only
Newborn Only
Code is only used for patients less than 1 year old.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

P57.9 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of kernicterus, unspecified. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code P57 is used to code Kernicterus

Kernicterus is a bilirubin-induced brain dysfunction. Bilirubin is a highly neurotoxic substance that may become elevated in the serum, a condition known as hyperbilirubinemia. Hyperbilirubinemia may cause bilirubin to accumulate in the gray matter of the central nervous system, potentially causing irreversible neurological damage. Depending on the level of exposure, the effects range from clinically unnoticeable to severe brain damage and even death. Newborns are especially vulnerable to hyperbilirubinemia-induced neurological damage and therefore must be carefully monitored for alterations in their serum bilirubin levels.

Specialty: Pediatrics
MeSH Codes: D007647, D007647
ICD 9 Codes: 773.4, 774.7

MRI of the head. Hyperintense basal ganglia lesions on T2-weighted images.

Source: Wikipedia

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #793 - Full term neonate with major problems.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'P57.9 - Kernicterus, unspecified'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code P57.9. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Kernicterus of newborn(not due to isoimmunization) (P57.9)
Encephalopathia hyperbilirubinemica, newborn (P57.9)


Kernicterus of fetus or newborn not due to isoimmunization (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code P57.9 and a single ICD9 code, 774.7 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: P57 - Kernicterus

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