ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Feb 21, 2019

See: Scarlet fever

A38 is NOT a complete or valid ICD 10 diagnosis code.

You should code each health care encounter to the level of certainty known for that encounter. When sufficient clinical information is not known or available to assign a more specific code, it is acceptable to report the appropriate unspecified code.

See below for more specifc codes relating to
Scarlet fever
  • scarlatina
  • streptococcal sore throat (J02.0)

More specific codes for 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
See also ICD 10 code for
Back to A38
See the ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to A38 Scarlet fever

When ICD 10 was implemented on October 1, 2015, it did not affect physicians', outpatient facilities', and hospital outpatient departments' use of CPT codes on Medicare Fee-For-Service claims. Providers should continue to use CPT codes to report these services.