A38 SCARLET FEVER

Code Information

Diagnosis Code: A38

Short Description: Scarlet fever

Long Description: Scarlet fever

Code Classification:

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Other bacterial diseases (A30-A49)
      • Scarlet fever (A38)
        • A38 Scarlet fever

Code Version: 2017 ICD-10-CM

References to Index of Diseases and Injuries

The code A38 has the following ICD-10-CM references to the Index of Diseases and Injuries
  • Includes Notes:
    • scarlatina
  • Type 2 Excludes Notes:
    • streptococcal sore throat (J02.0)

Similar Codes

No. ICD-10 Code ICD-10 Description
1 A38.0 Scarlet fever with otitis media
2 A38.1 Scarlet fever with myocarditis
3 A38.8 Scarlet fever with other complications
4 A38.9 Scarlet fever, uncomplicated



This page was last updated on: 1/1/2017