2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B08.3

Erythema infectiosum [fifth disease]

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • B08.3 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM B08.3 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of B08.3 - other international versions of ICD-10 B08.3 may differ.
The following code(s) above B08.3 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 B08.3:
  • 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
  • B08
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B08

    Other viral infections characterized by skin and mucous membrane lesions, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • vesicular stomatitis virus disease (A93.8)
    Other viral infections characterized by skin and mucous membrane lesions, not elsewhere classified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Erythema infectiosum
  • Erythema infectiosum (skin condition)
Clinical Information
  • A self-limited viral infectious disorder caused by the human parvovirus b19. It affects predominantly children and is characterized by the development of a bright red skin eruption in the cheeks. It is followed by a maculopapular skin eruption in the extremities which eventually fades into a lacey pattern.
  • 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.
  • Fifth disease is a viral infection caused by parvovirus b19. The virus only infects humans - it's not the same parvovirus that you vaccinate your dog or cat against. Fifth disease mostly affects children. Symptoms can include a low fever, cold symptoms and a red rash on the cheeks, arms, legs and trunk. Adults who get it might also have joint pain and swelling. It is easy to catch fifth disease. Infected people have the virus in their saliva and mucus. You can get it when you come into contact with those fluids. 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.
ICD-10-CM B08.3 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 865 Viral illness with mcc
  • 866 Viral illness without mcc

Convert B08.3 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
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to B08.3:
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • fifth B08.3
    • Sticker's B08.3 (erythema infectiosum)
  • Erythema, erythematous (infectional) (inflammation) L53.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L53.9

    Erythematous condition, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Erythema NOS
    • Erythroderma NOS
    • infectiosum B08.3
  • Fifth disease B08.3
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) B99.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B99.9

    Unspecified infectious disease

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • erythema infectiosum B08.3
  • Megalerythema B08.3 (epidemic)
  • Sticker's disease B08.3

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To B08.3
B08.011 Vaccinia not from vaccine
B08.02 Orf virus disease
B08.03 Pseudocowpox [milker's node]
B08.04 Paravaccinia, unspecified
B08.09 Other orthopoxvirus infections
B08.1 Molluscum contagiosum
B08.2 Exanthema subitum [sixth disease]
B08.20 …… unspecified
B08.21 …… due to human herpesvirus 6
B08.22 …… due to human herpesvirus 7
B08.3 Erythema infectiosum [fifth disease]
B08.4 Enteroviral vesicular stomatitis with exanthem
B08.5 Enteroviral vesicular pharyngitis
B08.6 Parapoxvirus infections
B08.60 Parapoxvirus infection, unspecified
B08.61 Bovine stomatitis
B08.62 Sealpox
B08.69 Other parapoxvirus infections
B08.7 Yatapoxvirus infections
B08.70 Yatapoxvirus infection, unspecified
B08.71 Tanapox virus disease

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