Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 053.19
Herpes zoster with other nervous system complications
  • Short description: H zoster nerv syst NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 053.19 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 053.19 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 053.19.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 053.19: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Herpes zoster encephalitis
  • Herpes zoster radiculitis
  • Intercostal post-herpetic neuralgia
  • Intercostal post-herpetic neuritis
  • Postherpetic neuralgia
  • Postherpetic neuralgia (nerve pain after shingles)
  • Post-herpetic neuritis
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 053.19 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM B02.29 Other postherpetic nervous system involvement
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 053.19:
  • Neuralgia, neuralgic (acute) (see also Neuritis) 729.2
    • intercostal (nerve) 353.8
      • postherpetic 053.19
    • ophthalmic 377.30
      • postherpetic 053.19
    • postherpetic NEC 053.19
  • Neuritis (see also Neuralgia) 729.2
    • postherpetic 053.19
  • Poliomyelitis (acute) (anterior) (epidemic) 045.9
    • posterior, acute 053.19
  • Postherpetic neuralgia (intercostal) (syndrome) (zoster) 053.19
    • ophthalmica 053.19
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • posttherpetic (neuralgia) (zoster) 053.19
      • geniculate ganglion 053.11
      • ophthalmica 053.19
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