Specific code icon 2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q86.0

Fetal alcohol syndrome (dysmorphic)

  • Q86.0 is a billable ICD-10-CM code that can be used to specify a diagnosis.
  • On October 1, 2015 ICD-10-CM will replace ICD-9-CM in the United States, therefore, Q86.0 and all other ICD-10-CM codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
Clinical Information
  • A condition occurring in fetus or newborn due to in utero ethanol exposure when mother consumed alcohol during pregnancy. It is characterized by a cluster of irreversible birth defects including abnormalities in physical, mental, and behavior development (such as fetal growth retardation; mental retardation; attention deficit and disruptive behavior disorders) with varied degree of severity in an individual.
  • A syndrome that can develop in infants whose mothers consumed alcohol during pregnancy. Manifestations of this syndrome include low birth weight, failure to thrive, developmental defects, organ dysfunction, mental deficiencies, behavioral problems and poor motor coordination.
  • Alcohol can harm your baby at any stage during a pregnancy. That includes the earliest stages before you even know you are pregnant. Drinking alcohol can cause a group of conditions called fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (fasds).effects can include physical and behavioral problems such as trouble with
    • learning and remembering
    • understanding and following directions
    • controlling emotions
    • communicating and socializing
    • daily life skills, such as feeding and bathing
    fetal alcohol syndrome is the most serious type of fasd. People with fetal alcohol syndrome have facial abnormalities, including wide-set and narrow eyes, growth problems and nervous system abnormalities.fasds last a lifetime. There is no cure for fasds. Treatments can help. These include medicines to help with some symptoms and behavior therapy. No one treatment is right for every child. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Developmental abnormalities in infants born to alcoholic mothers, including characteristic facial appearance (microcephaly, maxillary hypoplasia, short palpebral fissures, and short upturned nose), growth deficiency, delayed intellectual development, motor retardation, joint abnormalities, poor coordination, and irritability. The pattern of abnormalities varies and may include additional oral, ocular, cardiac, urogenital, cutaneous, and other abnormalities.
  • Disorder occurring in children born to alcoholic women who continue to drink heavily during pregnancy; common abnormalities are growth deficiency (prenatal and postnatal), altered morphogenesis, mental deficiency, and characteristic facies - small eyes and flattened nasal bridge; fine motor dysfunction and tremulousness are observed in the newborn.
Present On Admission
  • Q86.0 is considered exempt from POA reporting.
Mortality Data
  • Between 1999-2007 there were 38 deaths in the United States where ICD-10 Q86.0 was indicated as the underlying cause of death [source: cdc.govlink to cdc.gov]
  • ICD-10 Q86.0 as underlying cause of death data broken down by: gender, age, race, year
ICD-10-CM Q86.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group (MS-DRG v30.0):
  • 794 Neonate with other significant problems
Convert ICD-10-CM Q86.0 to ICD-9-CM
The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM Q86.0: