ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V73.2

Screening for measles

Diagnosis Code V73.2

ICD-9: V73.2
Short Description: Screening for measles
Long Description: Screening examination for measles
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V73.2

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons without reported diagnosis encountered during examination and investigation of individuals and populations (V70-V82)
      • V73 Special screening examination for viral and chlamydial diseases

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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