Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 053.9
Herpes zoster without mention of complication
  • Short description: Herpes zoster NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 053.9 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 053.9 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 053.9.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 053.9: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Herpes zoster
  • Herpes zoster (shingles)
Applies To
  • Herpes zoster NOS
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 053.9 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM B02.9 Zoster without complications
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 053.9:
  • Herpes, herpetic 054.9
    • zosteriform, intermediate type 053.9
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
    • Herpes (simplex) (see also Herpes, simplex) 054.9
      • congenital 771.2
      • zoster (see also Herpes, zoster) 053.9
  • Shingles (see also Herpes, zoster) 053.9
  • Zona (see also Herpes, zoster) 053.9
  • Zoster (herpes) (see also Herpes, zoster) 053.9
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