ICD-10 Code B01.89

Other varicella complications

Version 2019 Billable Code
ICD-10: B01.89
Short Description:Other varicella complications
Long Description:Other varicella complications

Valid for Submission

ICD-10 B01.89 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other varicella complications. The code is valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Viral infections characterized by skin and mucous membrane lesions (B00-B09)
      • Varicella [chickenpox] (B01)

Information for Medical Professionals

Convert B01.89 to ICD-9

The following crosswalk between ICD-10 to ICD-9 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • 052.7 - Varicella complicat NEC (Approximate Flag)
  • 052.8 - Varicella complicat NOS (Approximate Flag)

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms:

  • Acute cerebellar ataxia due to varicella
  • Anetoderma
  • Anetoderma following varicella
  • Chickenpox with complication
  • Congenital infection caused by Herpes virus
  • Congenital varicella infection
  • Exanthem due to chicken pox
  • Neurological varicella
  • Secondary cerebellar degeneration
  • Varicella
  • Varicella
  • Varicella-zoster virus eyelid dermatitis
  • Viral exanthem

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code B01.89 are found in the index:


Information for Patients


Chickenpox

Also called: Varicella

Chickenpox is an infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus. Most cases are in children under age 15, but older children and adults can get it. It spreads very easily from one person to another.

The classic symptom of chickenpox is an uncomfortable, itchy rash. The rash turns into fluid-filled blisters and eventually into scabs. It usually shows up on the face, chest, and back and then spreads to the rest of the body. Other symptoms include

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of appetite

Chickenpox is usually mild and lasts 5 to 10 days. Calamine lotions and oatmeal baths can help with itching. Acetaminophen can treat the fever. Do not use aspirin for chickenpox; that combination can cause Reye syndrome.

Chickenpox can sometimes cause serious problems. Adults, babies, teenagers, pregnant women, and those with weak immune systems tend to get sicker from it. They may need to take antiviral medicines.

Once you catch chickenpox, the virus usually stays in your body. You probably will not get chickenpox again, but the virus can cause shingles in adults. A chickenpox vaccine can help prevent most cases of chickenpox, or make it less severe if you do get it.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Chickenpox (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Chickenpox Vaccine: What You Need to Know (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • MMRV (Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella) Vaccine: What You Need to Know (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.