ICD-10 Diagnosis Code B02.7

Disseminated zoster

Diagnosis Code B02.7

ICD-10: B02.7
Short Description: Disseminated zoster
Long Description: Disseminated zoster
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code B02.7

Valid for Submission
The code B02.7 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Viral infections characterized by skin and mucous membrane lesions (B00-B09)
      • Zoster [herpes zoster] (B02)

Information for Medical Professionals

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Synonyms
  • Disorder of skin co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Disseminated herpes zoster
  • Herpes zoster dermatitis
  • Infection caused by herpes zoster virus co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Multidermatomal herpes zoster infection
  • Multidermatomal infection caused by Herpes zoster co-occurrent with human immunodeficiency virus infection

Information for Patients


Shingles

Also called: Herpes zoster, Postherpetic neuralgia

Shingles is a disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus - the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you have chickenpox, the virus stays in your body. It may not cause problems for many years. As you get older, the virus may reappear as shingles. Although it is most common in people over age 50, anyone who has had chickenpox is at risk.

You can't catch shingles from someone who has it. However, if you have a shingles rash, you can pass the virus to someone who has never had chickenpox. This would usually be a child, who could get chickenpox instead of shingles. The virus spreads through direct contact with the rash, and cannot spread through the air.

Early signs of shingles include burning or shooting pain and tingling or itching, usually on one side of the body or face. The pain can be mild to severe. Rashes or blisters appear anywhere from one to 14 days later. If shingles appears on your face, it may affect your vision or hearing. The pain of shingles may last for weeks, months, or even years after the blisters have healed.

There is no cure for shingles. Early treatment with medicines that fight the virus may help. These medicines may also help prevent lingering pain.

A vaccine may prevent shingles or lessen its effects. The vaccine is recommended for people 60 or over. In some cases doctors may give it to people ages 50 to 59.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • Post-herpetic neuralgia - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Ramsay Hunt syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Shingles (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Shingles - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Shingles Vaccine: What You Need to Know (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)


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