Infectious Diseases and Immune Disorders

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Infectious Diseases and Immune Disorders Overview 
Infectious Disease and Immune Disorder Ratings

Infectious Diseases and Immune Disorders Overview 

The VA awards disability compensation for each Infectious Disease and Immune Disorder that is service-connected. The DoD will also rate service-connected Infectious Diseases and Immune Disorders as long as they also make the service member Unfit for Duty. For Reservists, the condition must have occurred in or resulted from an injury in the Line of Duty to qualify.

Infectious Diseases and Immune Disorders can display a wide-range of symptoms throughout the body. Infectious Diseases can spread through various means, and include bacterial, parasitic, and viral infections. Immune Disorders are conditions that attack the immune system and make the body more susceptible to infection. 

The VASRD offers rating options for Infectious Diseases and Immune Disorders based on the condition’s main symptoms.

To honor the Pyramiding Principle, only a single rating can be given for multiple Infectious Diseases and Immune Disorders unless it is possible to distinctly separate the symptoms. In cases were multiple Infectious Diseases and Immune Disorders cause separate symptoms, then those conditions can be rated separately. When the symptoms cannot be separated, the VA will rate multiple Infectious Diseases and Immune Disorders using all of the symptoms combined together, and choose the single code they feel best defines the dominant disability. (see The Infectious Disease and Immune Disorder Ratings page for details).

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Infectious Disease and Immune Disorder Ratings

The VASRD offers ratings for the following Infectious Diseases and Immune Disorders:

If an Infectious Disease or Immune Disorder is not directly listed, it is rated under the code that best describes it or its dominant symptoms. See The Infectious Disease and Immune Disorder Ratings page for a complete list of codes.

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