ICD-10-CM Code B08.3

Erythema infectiosum [fifth disease]

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

B08.3 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of erythema infectiosum [fifth disease]. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code B08.3 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like disease due to parvoviridae or infection caused by erythroparvovirus or primate erythroparvovirus 1 infection.

ICD-10:B08.3
Short Description:Erythema infectiosum [fifth disease]
Long Description:Erythema infectiosum [fifth disease]

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 B08.3 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Disease due to Parvoviridae
  • Infection caused by Erythroparvovirus
  • Primate erythroparvovirus 1 infection

Clinical Information

  • ERYTHEMA INFECTIOSUM-. contagious infection with human b19 parvovirus most commonly seen in school age children and characterized by fever headache and rashes of the face trunk and extremities. it is often confused with rubella.

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code B08.3 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are 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).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2020.

  • 865 - VIRAL ILLNESS WITH MCC
  • 866 - VIRAL ILLNESS WITHOUT MCC

Convert B08.3 to ICD-9

  • 057.0 - Erythema infectiosum

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

Information for Patients


Fifth Disease

Fifth disease is a viral infection caused by parvovirus B19. The virus only infects humans; it's not the same parvovirus that dogs and cats can get. Fifth disease mostly affects children. Symptoms can include a low fever, cold symptoms, and a headache. Then you get a red rash on your face. It looks like a "slapped cheek." The rash can spread to the arms, legs, and trunk. Adults who get it might also have joint pain and swelling.

Fifth disease spreads easily, through saliva and mucus. You can get it when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Frequently washing your hands might help prevent getting the virus. Most people become immune to the virus after having it once.

Fifth disease is usually mild and goes away on its own. However, it can be serious if you

  • Are pregnant
  • Are anemic
  • Have cancer or a weak immune system

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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