Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 059.9
Poxvirus infections, unspecified
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Poxvirus infection NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 059.9 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 059.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Disease due to unassigned Poxviridae
  • Poxvirus infection
Clinical Information
  • Virus diseases caused by the poxviridae; includes diseases such as smallpox, variola, yaba, molluscum contagiosum, monkeypox, cowpox, lumpy skin disease, infectious myxomatosis, infectious ectromelia, mousepox, etc.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 059.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM B08.8 Other specified viral infections characterized by skin and mucous membrane lesions
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 059.9:
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
    • poxvirus 059.9
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