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CONDITION/DISORDER SYNONYMS

  • Autism

  • Early infantile autism

  • Childhood autism

  • Kanner’s autism

  • Pervasive developmental disorder, not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS)

ICD-9-CM CODES1

  • 299 Pervasive developmental disorders

  • 299.0 Autistic disorder

  • 299.00 Autistic disorder current or active state

  • 299.01 Autistic disorder residual state

  • 299.9 Unspecified pervasive developmental disorder

  • 299.90 Unspecified pervasive developmental disorder current or active state

  • 299.91 Unspecified pervasive developmental disorder residual state

ICD-10-CM CODES2

  • F84.0 Autistic disorder

  • F84.9 Pervasive developmental disorder unspecified

  • F84.5 Asperger syndrome

  • F84.8 Other pervasive developmental disorders

  • F84.9 Pervasive developmental disorder, unspecified

PREFERRED PRACTICE PATTERN

  • 5B: Impaired Neuromotor Development3

TABLE 231-1Differential Diagnostic Features of Autism and Nonautistic Pervasive Developmental Disorders

PATIENT PRESENTATION

A 3-year-old male is referred to physical therapy for poor coordination. His mother reports he was born full term via vaginal delivery with no difficulty with pregnancy or delivery. As an infant, he seldom made eye contact and disliked being held. His mother states “I don’t think he likes me.” He learned to ...

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