Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 052.0
Postvaricella encephalitis
  • Short description: Postvaricella encephalit.
  • ICD-9-CM 052.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 052.0 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).
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 052.0.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 052.0: 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 052.0 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM B01.11 Varicella encephalitis and encephalomyelitis
Applies To
  • Postchickenpox encephalitis
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 052.0:
  • Encephalitis (bacterial) (chronic) (hemorrhagic) (idiopathic) (nonepidemic) (spurious) (subacute) 323.9
    • postchickenpox 052.0
    • postvaricella 052.0
  • Encephalomyelitis (chronic) (granulomatous) (myalgic, benign) (see also Encephalitis) 323.9
    • postchickenpox 052.0
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