ICD-10 Diagnosis Code B08.1

Molluscum contagiosum

Diagnosis Code B08.1

ICD-10: B08.1
Short Description: Molluscum contagiosum
Long Description: Molluscum contagiosum
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code B08.1

Valid for Submission
The code B08.1 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Viral infections characterized by skin and mucous membrane lesions (B00-B09)
      • Oth viral infect with skin and mucous membrane lesions, NEC (B08)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code B08.1 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
  • 078.0 - Molluscum contagiosum

  • Chronic conjunctivitis
  • Chronic follicular conjunctivitis
  • Disease caused by unassigned Poxviridae
  • Follicular conjunctivitis
  • Follicular conjunctivitis caused by molluscum contagiosum
  • Genital molluscum contagiosum
  • Keratoconjunctivitis caused by molluscum contagiosum
  • Molluscum contagiosum blepharoconjunctivitis
  • Molluscum contagiosum infection
  • Molluscum contagiosum with eyelid involvement

Information for Patients

Skin Infections

Your skin helps protect you from germs, but sometimes it can get infected by them. Some common types of skin infections are

  • Bacterial: Cellulitis and impetigo. Staphylococcal infections can also affect the skin.
  • Viral: Shingles, warts, and herpes simplex
  • Fungal: Athlete's foot and yeast infections
  • Parasitic: Body lice, head lice, and scabies

Treatment of skin infections depends on the cause.

  • Blastomycosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Boils (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Candida infection of the skin (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Carbuncle (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Donovanosis (granuloma inguinale) (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Ecthyma (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Erysipelas (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Molluscum contagiosum (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infection (Medical Encyclopedia)

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