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Observation for suspected infectious condition (V29.0)

ICD-9 code V29.0 for Observation for suspected infectious condition is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range -PERSONS ENCOUNTERING HEALTH SERVICES IN CIRCUMSTANCES RELATED TO REPRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT (V20-V29).

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Observation for suspected infectious condition

Note: This category is to be used for newborns, within the neonatal period (the first 28 days of life), who are suspected of having an abnormal condition resulting from exposure from the mother or the birth process, but without signs or symptoms, and which, after examination and observation, is found not to exist.

Excludes: suspected fetal conditions not found (V89.01-V89.09)

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