P35.0: Congenital rubella syndrome

While in the womb, a rubella illness in the mother caused damage to health.

Rubella is caused by viruses. The viruses can pass from the mother to the child via the placenta, and harm the child.

The placenta forms in the mother’s womb during pregnancy. The placenta consists of cells from the mother and cells from the unborn child. The umbilical cord connects the child to the placenta. The child is supplied with oxygen and nutrients from the mother's blood via the placenta.

If the mother contracts rubella for the first time while pregnant, the child's health can be harmed. The child may then suffer a heart defect. Moreover, the eyes may suffer from clouding or other changes. The child may not be able to hear properly. The child can also get a lung inflammation if it got infected by rubella while in the womb.

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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