A38.9 SCARLET FEVER, UNCOMPLICATED

Code Information

Diagnosis Code: A38.9

Short Description: Scarlet fever, uncomplicated

Long Description: Scarlet fever, uncomplicated

Code Classification:

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Other bacterial diseases (A30-A49)
      • Scarlet fever (A38)
        • A38.9 Scarlet fever, uncomplicated

Code Version: 2017 ICD-10-CM

Diagnostic Related Group(s)

The code A38.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v32.0)
  • Other Infectious And Parasitic Diseases Diagnoses With Mcc (867)
  • Other Infectious And Parasitic Diseases Diagnoses With Cc (868)
  • Other Infectious And Parasitic Diseases Diagnoses Without Cc/mcc (869)

References to Index of Diseases and Injuries

The code A38.9 has the following ICD-10-CM references to the Index of Diseases and Injuries
  • Inclusion Terms:
    • Scarlet fever, NOS

Crosswalk Information

ICD-10 Code ICD-9 Code ICD-9 Description
A38.9 Right Arrow 034.1 Scarlet fever
This ICD-10 to ICD-9 data is based on the 2015 General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) files published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for informational purposes only. The data is not an ICD-10 conversion tool and doesn’t guarantee clinical accuracy.

Similar Codes

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



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