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Diagnosis Code


Code Information

Diagnosis Code: A38

Short Description: Scarlet fever

Long Description: Scarlet fever

The code A38 is NOT VALID for claim submission

Code Classification:

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

Code Version: 2022 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

ICD-10 Code ICD-10 Description
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

This page was last updated on: 10/1/2023