ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V73.3

Screening for rubella

Diagnosis Code V73.3

ICD-9: V73.3
Short Description: Screening for rubella
Long Description: Screening examination for rubella
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V73.3

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: German measles, Three day measles

Rubella is an infection caused by a virus. It is usually mild with fever and a rash. About half of the people who get rubella do not have symptoms. If you do get them, symptoms may include

  • A rash that starts on the face and spreads to the body
  • Mild fever
  • Aching joints, especially in young women
  • Swollen glands

Rubella is most dangerous for a pregnant woman's baby. It can cause miscarriage or birth defects.

Rubella spreads when an infected person coughs or sneezes. People without symptoms can still spread it. There is no treatment, but the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine can prevent it.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Congenital rubella
  • 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
  • Rubella

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