ICD-10 Diagnosis Code B08.8

Oth viral infections with skin and mucous membrane lesions

Diagnosis Code B08.8

ICD-10: B08.8
Short Description: Oth viral infections with skin and mucous membrane lesions
Long Description: Other specified viral infections characterized by skin and mucous membrane lesions
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code B08.8

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 B08.8 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • Acute viral pharyngitis
  • Buffalopox
  • Coxsackie virus exanthem
  • Disease caused by Suipoxviridae
  • Disease caused by unassigned Poxviridae
  • Disease of possible viral origin
  • Dukes-Filatow disease
  • Enteroviral exanthem
  • Enteroviral lymphonodular pharyngitis
  • Exanthem caused by chicken pox
  • Exanthem caused by herpes zoster
  • Exanthem caused by measles virus
  • Infectious mononucleosis exanthem
  • Lymphonodular coxsackie pharyngitis
  • Pox virus infection of skin
  • Rubeola scarlatinosa
  • Viral exanthem
  • Viral exanthem
  • Viral exanthem
  • Viral exanthem

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code B08.8 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Skin Infections

Your skin helps protect you from germs, but sometimes it can get infected by them. Some common types of skin infections are

  • Bacterial: Cellulitis and impetigo. Staphylococcal infections can also affect the skin.
  • Viral: Shingles, warts, and herpes simplex
  • Fungal: Athlete's foot and yeast infections
  • Parasitic: Body lice, head lice, and scabies

Treatment of skin infections depends on the cause.

  • Blastomycosis
  • Boils
  • Candida infection of the skin
  • Carbuncle
  • Donovanosis (granuloma inguinale)
  • Ecthyma
  • Erysipelas
  • Molluscum contagiosum
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infection

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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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