ICD-10 Diagnosis Code B05

Measles

Diagnosis Code B05

ICD-10: B05
Short Description: Measles
Long Description: Measles
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code B05

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Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Viral infections characterized by skin and mucous membrane lesions (B00-B09)
      • Measles (B05)

Information for Patients


Measles

Also called: Rubeola

Measles is an infectious disease caused by a virus. It spreads easily from person to person. It causes a blotchy red rash. The rash often starts on the head and moves down the body. Other symptoms include

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Runny nose
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Feeling achy and run down
  • Tiny white spots inside the mouth

Sometimes measles can lead to serious problems. There is no treatment for measles, but the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine can prevent it.

"German measles", also known as rubella, is a completely different illness.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Measles (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Measles: Information for Parents (American Academy of Family Physicians)
  • Measles: Information for Parents (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Measles: Information for Parents (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) 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)
  • Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (Medical Encyclopedia)


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