Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 053.71
Otitis externa due to herpes zoster
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: H zoster otitis externa.
  • ICD-9-CM 053.71 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 053.71 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Herpes zoster otitis externa
  • Otitis externa due to Herpes zoster
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 053.71 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM B02.8 Zoster with other complications
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 053.71:
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