P93: Reactions and intoxications due to drugs administered to fetus and newborn

In the period immediately after the birth, health problems occurred due to medications or drugs.

Certain medications or drugs can cause babies health problems. There can be a variety of reasons for that. For example, a baby's metabolism does not work in the way as an adult's does. Moreover, in a baby the way that medications are distributed differs from an adult.

Depending on the medication or drug, there can be different indications of health problems in the baby. For examples, certain medications can cause the skin to discolor. The skin may turn grayish or reddish, for example. The child might also be vomiting or its body temperature might be too low. There might be problems with breathing or blood circulation.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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