ICD-10 Diagnosis Code B08.8

Oth viral infections with skin and mucous membrane lesions

Diagnosis Code B08.8

ICD-10: B08.8
Short Description: Oth viral infections with skin and mucous membrane lesions
Long Description: Other specified viral infections characterized by skin and mucous membrane lesions
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code B08.8

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The code B08.8 is valid for submission for 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 diagnosis code B08.8 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


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  • Acute viral pharyngitis
  • Buffalopox
  • Coxsackie virus exanthem
  • Disease caused by Capripoxvirus
  • Disease caused by Leporipoxvirus
  • Disease caused by Suipoxviridae
  • Disease caused by unassigned Poxviridae
  • Disease of possible viral origin
  • Dukes-Filatow disease
  • Enteroviral exanthem
  • Enteroviral lymphonodular pharyngitis
  • Exanthem caused by chicken pox
  • Exanthem caused by herpes zoster
  • Exanthem caused by measles virus
  • Infectious mononucleosis exanthem
  • Lymphonodular coxsackie pharyngitis
  • Pox virus infection of skin
  • Rubeola scarlatinosa
  • Viral exanthem
  • Viral exanthem
  • Viral exanthem
  • Viral exanthem

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code B08.8 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

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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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.

  • ECHO virus (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Enterovirus D68 (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hand-foot-mouth disease (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Herpangina (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Molluscum contagiosum (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Parainfluenza (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Roseola (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Zika virus disease (Medical Encyclopedia)

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