Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Developmental Language Disorder

Version 1.0, July 2020

Automated Phenotyping Tool for identifying DLD cases in health-systems data (APT-DLD) is an algorithm for classifying/identifying developmental language disorder cases in electronic health records system data. APT-DLD can be used to:
1. Identify pediatric DLD cases from electronic health record systems using ICD9 and ICD10 codes
2. Study epidemiology and population-level charateristics of DLD from EHRs

The How-To guide for using APT-DLD is provided in the files listed below.

Owner Phenotyping Groups: 

Peanut Allergy

Food allergy is defined as an immune response that occurs reproducibly to a given food, typically an immunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated clinical reaction to specific protein epitopes.  Over the last 20-30 years, food allergy has grown into a major public health problem.  Peanut allergy is a common type of food allergy that accounts for a disproportionate number of fatal and near-fatal anaphylactic events amongst all the common food allergens.


Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

We used Vanderbilt’s Synthetic Derivative (SD), a de-identified version of the EHR, with 2.5 million subjects. We selected all individuals with at least one SLE ICD-9 code (710.0) yielding 5959 individuals. To create a training set, 200 were randomly selected for chart review. A subject was defined as a case if diagnosed with SLE by a rheumatologist, nephrologist, or dermatologist.