KD12.0 Neonatal cold injury syndrome

International Classification of Diseases for Mortality and Morbidity Statistics, 11th Revision, v2024-01

Neonatal cold injury syndrome is characterised by a core body temperature below 35°C (95°F) due to exposure of the newborn to prolonged or extremely low environmental temperatures. Clinically it is characterised by coldness to touch, apathy, immobility, decreased urine output and refusal of food. In addition oedema and redness of the extremities, especially the hands, feet, and face, are observed. It is commonly fatal and survivors may have evidence of brain damage.


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