B08.2 - Exanthema subitum [sixth disease]

Version 2023
ICD-10:B08.2
Short Description:Exanthema subitum [sixth disease]
Long Description:Exanthema subitum [sixth disease]
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
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)

B08.2 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of exanthema subitum [sixth disease]. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Clinical Information

Specific Coding for Exanthema subitum [sixth disease]

Non-specific codes like B08.2 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for exanthema subitum [sixth disease]:

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

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Patient Education


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, Ebola, and COVID-19.

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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