2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P39.1

Neonatal conjunctivitis and dacryocystitis

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code Code on Newborn Record
  • P39.1 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM P39.1 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of P39.1 - other international versions of ICD-10 P39.1 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • P39.1 should be used on the newborn record - not on the maternal record.
Applicable To
  • Neonatal chlamydial conjunctivitis
  • Ophthalmia neonatorum NOS
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as P39.1. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • gonococcal conjunctivitis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A54.31

    Gonococcal conjunctivitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Ophthalmia neonatorum due to gonococcus
    A54.31
    )
The following code(s) above P39.1 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to P39.1:
  • P00-P96
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range P00-P96

    Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period

    Includes
    • conditions that have their origin in the fetal or perinatal period (before birth through the first 28 days after birth) even if morbidity occurs later
    Note
    • Codes from this chapter are for use on newborn records only, never on maternal records
    Type 2 Excludes
    • congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • tetanus neonatorum (A33)
    Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period
  • P35-P39
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range P35-P39

    Infections specific to the perinatal period

    Applicable To
    • Infections acquired in utero, during birth via the umbilicus, or during the first 28 days after birth
    Type 2 Excludes
    • asymptomatic human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] infection status (Z21)
    • congenital gonococcal infection (A54.-)
    • congenital pneumonia (P23.-)
    • congenital syphilis (A50.-)
    • human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] disease (B20)
    • infant botulism (A48.51)
    • infectious diseases not specific to the perinatal period (A00-B99, J09, J10.-)
    • intestinal infectious disease (A00-A09)
    • laboratory evidence of human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] (R75)
    • tetanus neonatorum (A33)
    Infections specific to the perinatal period
  • P39
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P39

    Other infections specific to the perinatal period

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Use Additional
    • code to identify organism or specific infection
    Other infections specific to the perinatal period
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bilateral neonatal conjunctivitis
  • Left neonatal conjunctivitis
  • Neonatal chlamydial conjunctivitis
  • Neonatal conjunctivitis
  • Neonatal conjunctivitis, both eyes
  • Right neonatal conjunctivitis
Clinical Information
  • Acute conjunctival inflammation in the newborn, usually caused by maternal gonococcal infection. The causative agent is neisseria gonorrhoeae. The baby's eyes are contaminated during passage through the birth canal.
ICD-10-CM P39.1 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v38.0):
  • 794 Neonate with other significant problems

Convert P39.1 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to P39.1:
  • Type 1 Excludes: A56
    , A74
    , H04.3
    , H10.3
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A56

    Other sexually transmitted chlamydial diseases

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • sexually transmitted diseases due to Chlamydia
    • trachomatis
    Type 1 Excludes
    • neonatal chlamydial conjunctivitis (P39.1)
    • neonatal chlamydial pneumonia (P23.1)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • chlamydial lymphogranuloma (A55)
    • conditions classified to A74.-
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A74

    Other diseases caused by chlamydiae

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • neonatal chlamydial conjunctivitis (P39.1)
    • neonatal chlamydial pneumonia (P23.1)
    • Reiter's disease (M02.3-)
    • sexually transmitted chlamydial diseases (A55-A56)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • chlamydial pneumonia (J16.0)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H04.3

    Acute and unspecified inflammation of lacrimal passages

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • neonatal dacryocystitis (P39.1)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H10.3

    Unspecified acute conjunctivitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • ophthalmia neonatorum NOS (P39.1)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to P39.1:
  • Blennorrhea (acute) (chronic) - see also Gonorrhea
    • inclusion P39.1 (neonatal) (newborn)
  • Conjunctivitis (staphylococcal) (streptococcal) H10.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H10.9

    Unspecified conjunctivitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    • chlamydial A74.0
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A74.0

      Chlamydial conjunctivitis

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Paratrachoma
      • neonatal P39.1
    • infantile P39.1
    • neonatal P39.1
  • Dacryocystitis H04.30-
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H04.30-

    Unspecified dacryocystitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    • neonatal P39.1
  • Inclusion
    • blennorrhea P39.1 (neonatal) (newborn)
  • Ophthalmia H10.9
    - see also Conjunctivitis
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H10.9

    Unspecified conjunctivitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To P39.1
P37.3 Congenital falciparum malaria
P37.4 Other congenital malaria
P37.5 Neonatal candidiasis
P37.8 Other specified congenital infectious and parasitic diseases
P37.9 Congenital infectious or parasitic disease, unspecified
P38 Omphalitis of newborn
P38.1 Omphalitis with mild hemorrhage
P38.9 Omphalitis without hemorrhage
P39 Other infections specific to the perinatal period
P39.0 Neonatal infective mastitis
P39.1 Neonatal conjunctivitis and dacryocystitis
P39.2 Intra-amniotic infection affecting newborn, not elsewhere classified
P39.3 Neonatal urinary tract infection
P39.4 Neonatal skin infection
P39.8 Other specified infections specific to the perinatal period
P39.9 Infection specific to the perinatal period, unspecified
P50 Newborn affected by intrauterine (fetal) blood loss
P50.0 Newborn affected by intrauterine (fetal) blood loss from vasa previa
P50.1 Newborn affected by intrauterine (fetal) blood loss from ruptured cord
P50.2 Newborn affected by intrauterine (fetal) blood loss from placenta
P50.3 Newborn affected by hemorrhage into co-twin

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.