2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A38.8

Scarlet fever with other complications

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • A38.8 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM A38.8 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of A38.8 - other international versions of ICD-10 A38.8 may differ.
The following code(s) above A38.8 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to A38.8:
  • A00-B99
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range A00-B99

    Certain infectious and parasitic diseases

    Includes
    • diseases generally recognized as communicable or transmissible
    Type 1 Excludes
    • certain localized infections - see body system-related chapters
    Type 2 Excludes
    • carrier or suspected carrier of infectious disease (Z22.-)
    • infectious and parasitic diseases complicating pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O98.-)
    • infectious and parasitic diseases specific to the perinatal period (P35-P39)
    • influenza and other acute respiratory infections (J00-J22)
    Use Additional
    • code to identify resistance to antimicrobial drugs (Z16.-)
    Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
  • A38
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A38

    Scarlet fever

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • scarlatina
    Type 2 Excludes
    • streptococcal sore throat (J02.0)
    Scarlet fever
ICD-10-CM A38.8 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 867 Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses with mcc
  • 868 Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses with cc
  • 869 Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses without cc/mcc

Convert A38.8 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to A38.8:
  • Albuminuria, albuminuric (acute) (chronic) (subacute) R80.9
    - see also Proteinuria
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R80.9

    Proteinuria, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Albuminuria NOS
    • scarlatinal A38.8
  • Convulsions (idiopathic) R56.9
    - see also Seizure(s)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R56.9

    Unspecified convulsions

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Convulsion disorder
    • Fit NOS
    • Recurrent convulsions
    • Seizure(s) (convulsive) NOS
    • scarlatinal A38.8
  • Scarlatina (anginosa) (maligna) A38.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A38.9

    Scarlet fever, uncomplicated

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Scarlet fever, NOS
    • ulcerosa A38.8
  • Ulcerosa scarlatina A38.8

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To A38.8
A37.11 …… with pneumonia
A37.8 Whooping cough due to other Bordetella species
A37.80 …… without pneumonia
A37.81 …… with pneumonia
A37.9 Whooping cough, unspecified species
A37.90 …… without pneumonia
A37.91 …… with pneumonia
A38 Scarlet fever
A38.0 Scarlet fever with otitis media
A38.1 Scarlet fever with myocarditis
A38.8 Scarlet fever with other complications
A38.9 Scarlet fever, uncomplicated
A39 Meningococcal infection
A39.0 Meningococcal meningitis
A39.1 Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome
A39.2 Acute meningococcemia
A39.3 Chronic meningococcemia
A39.4 Meningococcemia, unspecified
A39.5 Meningococcal heart disease
A39.50 Meningococcal carditis, unspecified
A39.51 Meningococcal endocarditis

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.