Specific code 2010 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 053.8
Herpes zoster with unspecified complication
  • Short description: H zoster complicated NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 053.8 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 053.8 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
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Convert to ICD-10-CM: 053.8 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM B02.8 Zoster with other complications
Approximate Synonyms
  • Disseminated herpes zoster
  • Herpes zoster w complication
  • Herpes zoster with complication
  • Herpes zoster, disseminated
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 053.8:
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