Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 054.79
Herpes simplex with other specified complications
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 054.79 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 054.79 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).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 054.79 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM B00.89 Other herpesviral infection
Approximate Synonyms
  • Acute herpes simplex pharyngitis
  • Chronic mucocutaneous herpes simplex infection
  • Esophageal herpes simplex infection
  • Herpes simplex esophagitis
  • 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
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
  • Sore
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