Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 079.59
Other specified retrovirus
  • Short description: Oth specfied retrovirus.
  • ICD-9-CM 079.59 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 079.59 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: 079.59 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM B33.3 Retrovirus infections, not elsewhere classified
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM B97.39 Other retrovirus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
Approximate Synonyms
  • Disease due to Lentivirus
  • Lentivirus infection
  • Oncovirus infection
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 079.59:
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
    • retrovirus 079.50
      • human immunodeficiency virus type 2 (HIV 2) 079.53
      • human T-cell lymphotrophic virus type I (HTLV-I) 079.51
      • human T-cell lymphotrophic virus type II (HTLV-II) 079.52
      • specified NEC 079.59
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