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Table 1 The birth defects of interest to the surveillance system

From: A hospital-based birth defects surveillance system in Kampala, Uganda

Birth defects category Birth defects ICD-10 RCPCHa codes
Neural tube defects Anencephaly Q00.0
Craniorachischisis Q00.1
Iniencephaly Q00.2
Encephalocele Q01.0 – Q01.2, Q01.8 – Q01.9
Spina bifida Q05.0 – Q05.9
Congenital CNSb malformations Microcephaly Q02
Congenital eye malformations Microphthalmia and Anophthalmia Q11 – Q11.1 and Q11.2
Congenital ear malformations Microtia and Anotia Q17.2 and Q16.0
Orofacial clefts Cleft palate alone Q35.1 – Q35.99, Q38.5,
Cleft lip alone Q36.0, Q36.99,
Cleft lip with cleft palate Q37.0 – Q37.99
Congenital absence, atresia and stenosis of the large intestine Imperforate anus Q42.2, Q42.3
Congenital malformations of the genital organs Hypospadias Q54.0 – Q54.3, Q54.8 – Q54.9
Congenital deformities of the feet Talipes equinovarus Q66.0
Limb reduction deficiencies Limb reduction deficiencies Q71.0 – Q73.8
Abdominal wall defects Exomphalos/Omphalocele Q79.2
Gastroschisis Q79.3
  1. a10th International Classification of Diseases modified by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health adaptation
  2. bCNS Central nervous system