Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 054.5
Herpetic septicemia
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 054.5 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 054.5 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Herpes simplex septicemia
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 054.5 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM B00.7 Disseminated herpesviral disease
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 054.5:
  • Herpes, herpetic 054.9
    • septicemia 054.5
  • Septicemia, septicemic (generalized) (suppurative) 038.9
    • herpes (simplex) 054.5
    • herpetic 054.5
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