Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 054.79
Herpes simplex with other specified complications
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: H simplex complicat NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 054.79 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 054.79 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Acute herpes simplex pharyngitis
  • Chronic mucocutaneous herpes simplex infection
  • Esophageal herpes simplex infection
  • Herpes simplex infection of rectum
  • Herpes simplex of rectum
  • Herpes simplex subepithelial infiltrates
  • Herpes simplex vesicular dermatitis
  • Herpesviral vesicular dermatitis
  • Lymphocystis disease
  • Recurrent cervicitis due to herpes simplex
  • Recurrent herpes simplex cervicitis
  • Recurrent herpes simplex vesicular dermatitis
  • Recurrent vesicular dermatitis due to herpes simplex
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 054.79 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM B00.89 Other herpesviral infection
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 054.79:
  • Herpes, herpetic 054.9
    • pharyngitis 054.79
  • Pharyngitis (acute) (catarrhal) (gangrenous) (infective) (malignant) (membranous) (phlegmonous) (pneumococcal) (pseudomembranous) (simple) (staphylococcal) (subacute) (suppurative) (ulcerative) (viral) 462
    • herpetic 054.79
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