ICD-10-CM Code B08.2

Exanthema subitum [sixth disease]

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

B08.2 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of exanthema subitum [sixth disease]. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:B08.2
Short Description:Exanthema subitum [sixth disease]
Long Description:Exanthema subitum [sixth disease]

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • B08.20 - ... unspecified
  • B08.21 - Exanthema subitum [sixth disease] due to human herpesvirus 6
  • B08.22 - Exanthema subitum [sixth disease] due to human herpesvirus 7

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code B08.2:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Roseola infantum

Clinical Information

  • EXANTHEMA SUBITUM-. an acute short lived viral disease of infants and young children characterized by a high fever at onset that drops to normal after 3 4 days and the concomitant appearance of a macular or maculopapular rash that appears first on the trunk and then spreads to other areas. it is the sixth of the classical exanthematous diseases and is caused by hhv 6; herpesvirus 6 human. from dorland 27th ed

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)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients


Viral Infections

Viruses are very tiny germs. They are made of genetic material inside of a protein coating. Viruses cause familiar infectious diseases such as the common cold, flu and warts. They also cause severe illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, smallpox, and Ebola.

Viruses are like hijackers. They invade living, normal cells and use those cells to multiply and produce other viruses like themselves. This can kill, damage, or change the cells and make you sick. Different viruses attack certain cells in your body such as your liver, respiratory system, or blood.

When you get a virus, you may not always get sick from it. Your immune system may be able to fight it off.

For most viral infections, treatments can only help with symptoms while you wait for your immune system to fight off the virus. Antibiotics do not work for viral infections. There are antiviral medicines to treat some viral infections. Vaccines can help prevent you from getting many viral diseases.

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  • Herpangina (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Molluscum contagiosum (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Parainfluenza (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Roseola (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Zika virus disease (Medical Encyclopedia)

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