ICD-10 Diagnosis Code R62.51

Failure to thrive (child)

Diagnosis Code R62.51

ICD-10: R62.51
Short Description: Failure to thrive (child)
Long Description: Failure to thrive (child)
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code R62.51

Valid for Submission
The code R62.51 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
    • General symptoms and signs (R50-R69)
      • Lack of expected normal physiol dev in childhood and adults (R62)

Information for Medical Professionals

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Pediatric diagnoses Additional informationCallout TooltipPediatric diagnoses
Pediatric. Age range is 0–17 years inclusive (e.g., Reye’s syndrome, routine child health exam).

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code R62.51 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


Convert to ICD-9 Additional informationCallout TooltipGeneral Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
  • 783.41 - Failure to thrive-child

  • Childhood failure to gain weight
  • Failure to gain weight
  • Failure to thrive
  • Failure to thrive
  • Failure to thrive
  • Failure to thrive
  • Failure to thrive
  • Failure to thrive in infant
  • Failure to thrive in infant
  • Failure to thrive in infant associated with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  • Impaired renal function disorder
  • On examination - failure to thrive
  • Organic failure to thrive
  • Pediatric failure to thrive
  • Pediatric failure to thrive
  • Pediatric failure to thrive
  • Renal function impairment with growth failure

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code R62.51 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Growth Disorders

Does your child seem much shorter - or much taller - than other kids his or her age? It could be normal. Some children may be small for their age but still be developing normally. Some children are short or tall because their parents are.

But some children have growth disorders. Growth disorders are problems that prevent children from developing normal height, weight, sexual maturity or other features.

Very slow or very fast growth can sometimes signal a gland problem or disease.

The pituitary gland makes growth hormone, which stimulates the growth of bone and other tissues. Children who have too little of it may be very short. Treatment with growth hormone can stimulate growth.

People can also have too much growth hormone. Usually the cause is a pituitary gland tumor, which is not cancer. Too much growth hormone can cause gigantism in children, where their bones and their body grow too much. In adults, it can cause acromegaly, which makes the hands, feet and face larger than normal. Possible treatments include surgery to remove the tumor, medicines, and radiation therapy.

  • Acromegaly (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Delayed growth (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Failure to thrive (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Gigantism (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Growth chart (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Growth hormone deficiency (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Growth hormone test (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Short stature (Medical Encyclopedia)

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