ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 079.83

Parvovirus B19

Diagnosis Code 079.83

ICD-9: 079.83
Short Description: Parvovirus B19
Long Description: Parvovirus B19
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 079.83

Code Classification
  • Infectious and parasitic diseases
    • Other diseases due to viruses and Chlamydiae (070-079)
      • 079 Viral infection in conditions classified elsewhere and of unspecified site

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 079.83 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Arthritis, arthritic (acute) (chronic) (subacute) 716.9
      • due to or associated with
        • human parvovirus 079.83 [711.5]
        • parvovirus B19� 079.83 [711.5]
    • Human parvovirus 079.83
    • Parvovirus 079.83
      • B19 079.83
      • human 079.83

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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