B06.0: Rubella with neurological complications

You have rubella. The rubella has also spread to your head.

Rubella is caused by viruses. With rubella, you can have small, bright red spots all over your body. You can also get a high temperature and headaches.

Your brain or meninges have become inflamed as a result of rubella. On the outside of the brain and spinal cord there are three thin meninges (linings). A tough meninx, the dura mater, is on the outside. Below that are two soft meninges.

If the brain is inflamed, this can cause various symptoms. You can lose consciousness and get attacks of cramp. You may behave and think differently. You may sometimes no longer be able to control your own movements.

Inflamed meninges can also cause various symptoms. It is also possible to get a high fever and feel very sick. Severe headaches and a stiff neck are common. You may find it difficult to tolerate bright light and loud noises. Sometimes you may also feel nauseated and feel like you have to vomit. Seizures are also possible or you may lose consciousness.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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