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Medical And Genetic Diseases & Syndromes

Children's medical diseases and syndromes are coded in the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems or ICD-10 which is created and maintained by the World Health Organization or WHO.

General categories of medically based exceptionalities include:

To find online detailed descriptions of any medical disease or syndrome you can search for the disease or syndrome by name or by code.   

1. To look up the ICD-10 code click the WHO ICD-10 searchable data base.

2.  To seach by name try Wikipedia which has several different language versions.  Choose your language then enter in the search box the disorder you are seeking. 

Special Notes: 

Rhett's Disorder, though it is believed to have a physical etiology, is not listed in the ICD-10, but rather in the DSM IV TR as a mental disorder.

If you are trying to find a disease, disorder, or syndrome in the ICD-10 look-up and you can not find it, try looking in the DSM IV TR categorical list of disorders first diagnosed in infancy, childhood, or adolescence. 




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