ICD-10 Diagnosis Code B08.3

Erythema infectiosum [fifth disease]

Diagnosis Code B08.3

ICD-10: B08.3
Short Description: Erythema infectiosum [fifth disease]
Long Description: Erythema infectiosum [fifth disease]
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code B08.3

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 Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code B08.3 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • 057.0 - Erythema infectiosum

  • Disease caused by Parvoviridae
  • Erythema infectiosum

Information for Patients

Fifth Disease

Also called: Erythema infectiosum

Fifth disease is a viral infection caused by parvovirus B19. The virus only infects humans; it's not the same parvovirus that dogs and cats can get. Fifth disease mostly affects children. Symptoms can include a low fever, cold symptoms, and a headache. Then you get a red rash on your face. It looks like a "slapped cheek." The rash can spread to the arms, legs, and trunk. Adults who get it might also have joint pain and swelling.

Fifth disease spreads easily, through saliva and mucus. You can get it when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Frequently washing your hands might help prevent getting the virus. Most people become immune to the virus after having it once.

Fifth disease is usually mild and goes away on its own. However, it can be serious if you

  • Are pregnant
  • Are anemic
  • Have cancer or a weak immune system

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Fifth disease

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