ICD-10 Diagnosis Code B08.2

Exanthema subitum [sixth disease]

Diagnosis Code B08.2

ICD-10: B08.2
Short Description: Exanthema subitum [sixth disease]
Long Description: Exanthema subitum [sixth disease]
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code B08.2

Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
    • Viral infections characterized by skin and mucous membrane lesions (B00-B09)
      • Oth viral infect with skin and mucous membrane lesions, NEC (B08)

Information for Patients

Viral Infections

Viruses are capsules with genetic material inside. They are very tiny, much smaller than bacteria. Viruses cause familiar infectious diseases such as the common cold, flu and warts. They also cause severe illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, smallpox and hemorrhagic fevers.

Viruses are like hijackers. They invade living, normal cells and use those cells to multiply and produce other viruses like themselves. This eventually kills the cells, which can make you sick.

Viral infections are hard to treat because viruses live inside your body's cells. They are "protected" from medicines, which usually move through your bloodstream. Antibiotics do not work for viral infections. There are a few antiviral medicines available. Vaccines can help prevent you from getting many viral diseases.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • ECHO virus
  • Enterovirus D68
  • Hand-foot-mouth disease
  • Herpangina
  • Molluscum contagiosum
  • Parainfluenza
  • Roseola
  • Zika virus disease

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