ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Nov 21, 2017

See: Scarlet fever

  ICD-10 Code for Scarlet fever, uncomplicated A38.9

A38.9 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

A38.9 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 1 Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
Section A30-A49 Other bacterial diseases (A30-A49)
Category A38 Scarlet fever

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Inclusion Term
  • Scarlet fever, NOS
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Related Terms to “Scarlet fever, uncomplicated”

  • Canker(mouth) (sore) - K12.0
    • rash - A38.9
  • Disease, diseasedSee also Syndrome
    • Fothergill's
      • scarlatina anginosa - A38.9
  • Febris, febrileSee also Fever
    • rubra - A38.9
  • Fever(inanition) (of unknown origin) (persistent) (with chills) (with rigor) - R50.9
    • scarlet - A38.9
  • Fothergill's
    • disease(trigeminal neuralgia) — See also Neuralgia, trigeminal
      • scarlatina anginosa - A38.9
  • Rash(toxic) - R21
    • canker - A38.9
    • scarlet - A38.9
  • Scarlatina(anginosa) (maligna) - A38.9
  • Scarlet fever(albuminuria) (angina) - A38.9
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Questions related to A38.9 Scarlet fever, uncomplicated

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