2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B06

Rubella [German measles]

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • B06 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM B06 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of B06 - other international versions of ICD-10 B06 may differ.
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as B06. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • congenital rubella (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P35.0

    Congenital rubella syndrome

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Code on Newborn Record
    Applicable To
    • Congenital rubella pneumonitis
    P35.0
    )
The following code(s) above B06 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 B06:
  • A00-B99
    2020 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
Clinical Information
  • A viral infection caused by the rubella virus. It is initially manifested with flu-like symptoms that last one or two days, followed by the development of a characteristic red rash which lasts from one to five days. The rash first appears in the neck and face. It subsequently spreads to the rest of the body.
  • Acute infectious disease caused by the rubella virus and most often affecting children and nonimmune young adults, in which the virus enters the respiratory tract via droplet nuclei and spreads to the lymphatic system; usually benign; however transplacental infection of the fetus in the first trimester can cause death or severe developmental abnormalities (congenital rubella syndrome).
  • An acute infectious disease caused by the rubella virus. The virus enters the respiratory tract via airborne droplet and spreads to the lymphatic system.
  • Rubella is an illness with flu-like symptoms followed by a rash. Common symptoms include
    • low-grade fever
    • headache
    • runny nose
    • red eyes
    • muscle or joint pain
    rubella is usually mild. You may get it and not even know it. However, adults who get rubella often feel sicker than children do. The biggest danger of rubella is if a woman gets it during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. She may lose the baby, or the virus could cause problems to her unborn baby. Those problems could include cataracts, deafness or damage to the heart or brain.a virus causes rubella. It can spread from one person to another through the air or through close contact with someone who has it. There is no treatment for rubella, but the measles-mumps-rubella (mmr) vaccine can prevent it.
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
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To B06
B05 Measles
B05.0 Measles complicated by encephalitis
B05.1 Measles complicated by meningitis
B05.2 Measles complicated by pneumonia
B05.3 Measles complicated by otitis media
B05.4 Measles with intestinal complications
B05.8 Measles with other complications
B05.81 Measles keratitis and keratoconjunctivitis
B05.89 Other measles complications
B05.9 Measles without complication
B06 Rubella [German measles]
B06.0 Rubella with neurological complications
B06.00 Rubella with neurological complication, unspecified
B06.01 Rubella encephalitis
B06.02 Rubella meningitis
B06.09 Other neurological complications of rubella
B06.8 Rubella with other complications
B06.81 Rubella pneumonia
B06.82 Rubella arthritis
B06.89 Other rubella complications
B06.9 Rubella without complication

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