ICD-10 Code B08.1

Molluscum contagiosum

Version 2019 Billable Code
ICD-10: B08.1
Short Description:Molluscum contagiosum
Long Description:Molluscum contagiosum

Valid for Submission

ICD-10 B08.1 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of molluscum contagiosum. 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)
      • Oth viral infect with skin and mucous membrane lesions, NEC (B08)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups

The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC). The diagnosis code B08.1 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V36.0 applicable from 10/01/2018 through 09/30/2019.

  • 606 - MINOR SKIN DISORDERS WITH MCC
  • 607 - MINOR SKIN DISORDERS WITHOUT MCC

Convert B08.1 to ICD-9

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

  • 078.0 - Molluscum contagiosum

Clinical Information

Notes:

  • Molluscum Contagiosum: A common, benign, usually self-limited viral infection of the skin and occasionally the conjunctivae by a poxvirus (MOLLUSCUM CONTAGIOSUM VIRUS). (Dorland, 27th ed)

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms:

  • Disease due to unassigned Poxviridae
  • Follicular conjunctivitis
  • Follicular conjunctivitis due to molluscum contagiosum
  • Genital molluscum contagiosum
  • Infection of anogenital region caused by Molluscum contagiosum virus
  • Keratoconjunctivitis due to molluscum contagiosum
  • Molluscum contagiosum blepharoconjunctivitis
  • Molluscum contagiosum infection
  • Molluscum contagiosum with eyelid involvement
  • Pox virus infection of skin
  • Sexually transmissible infection caused by Molluscum contagiosum virus

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 B08.1 are found in the index:


Information for Patients


Skin Infections

Your skin helps protect you from germs, but sometimes it can get infected by them. Some common types of skin infections are

  • Bacterial: Cellulitis and impetigo. Staphylococcal infections can also affect the skin.
  • Viral: Shingles, warts, and herpes simplex
  • Fungal: Athlete's foot and yeast infections
  • Parasitic: Body lice, head lice, and scabies

Treatment of skin infections depends on the cause.

  • Blastomycosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Boils (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Candida infection of the skin (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Carbuncle (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Donovanosis (granuloma inguinale) (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Ecthyma (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Erysipelas (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Molluscum contagiosum (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infection (Medical Encyclopedia)

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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.