ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 057.8

Viral exanthemata NEC

Diagnosis Code 057.8

ICD-9: 057.8
Short Description: Viral exanthemata NEC
Long Description: Other specified viral exanthemata
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 057.8

Code Classification
  • Infectious and parasitic diseases
    • Viral diseases accompanied by exanthem (050-059)
      • 057 Other viral exanthemata

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Buffalopox
  • Dukes stage A
  • Dukes stage B
  • Dukes stage C1
  • Dukes stage C2
  • Dukes stage D
  • Dukes-Filatow disease
  • Exanthema subitum
  • Gianotti-Crosti syndrome
  • Iris roseola
  • Parascarlatina
  • Pseudoscarlatina
  • Roseolar erythema
  • Rubeola scarlatinosa
  • Yabapox

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 057.8 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


Also called: Dermatitis, Skin rash

A rash is an area of irritated or swollen skin. Many rashes are itchy, red, painful, and irritated. Some rashes can also lead to blisters or patches of raw skin. Rashes are a symptom of many different medical problems. Other causes include irritating substances and allergies. Certain genes can make people more likely to get rashes.

Contact dermatitis is a common type of rash. It causes redness, itching, and sometimes small bumps. You get the rash where you have touched an irritant, such as a chemical, or something you are allergic to, like poison ivy.

Some rashes develop right away. Others form over several days. Although most rashes clear up fairly quickly, others are long-lasting and need long-term treatment.

Because rashes can be caused by many different things, it's important to figure out what kind you have before you treat it. If it is a bad rash, if it does not go away, or if you have other symptoms, you should see your health care provider. Treatments may include moisturizers, lotions, baths, cortisone creams that relieve swelling, and antihistamines, which relieve itching.

  • "Hot Tub Rash" and "Swimmer's Ear" (Pseudomonas) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Diaper rash
  • Hot tub folliculitis
  • Pityriasis rosea
  • Rash - child under 2 years
  • Rashes

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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

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

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