ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 055.71

Measles keratitis

Diagnosis Code 055.71

ICD-9: 055.71
Short Description: Measles keratitis
Long Description: Measles keratoconjunctivitis
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 055.71

Code Classification
  • Infectious and parasitic diseases
    • Viral diseases accompanied by exanthem (050-059)
      • 055 Measles

Information for Patients


Also called: Rubeola

Measles is an infectious disease caused by a virus. It spreads easily from person to person. It causes a blotchy red rash. The rash often starts on the head and moves down the body. Other symptoms include

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Runny nose
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Feeling achy and run down
  • Tiny white spots inside the mouth

Sometimes measles can lead to serious problems. There is no treatment for measles, but the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine can prevent it.

"German measles", also known as rubella, is a completely different illness.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Measles
  • Measles: Information for Parents (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • Measles: Information for Parents (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Measles: Information for Parents (American Academy of Family Physicians)
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) Vaccine: What You Need to Know (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • MMRV (measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella) vaccine -- what you need to know
  • Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis

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