ICD-10 Diagnosis Code B10.8

Other human herpesvirus infection

Diagnosis Code B10.8

ICD-10: B10.8
Short Description: Other human herpesvirus infection
Long Description: Other human herpesvirus infection
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code B10.8

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Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Other human herpesviruses (B10)
      • Other human herpesviruses (B10)

Information for Patients


Viral Infections

Viruses are very tiny germs. They are made of genetic material inside of a protein coating. Viruses cause familiar infectious diseases such as the common cold, flu and warts. They also cause severe illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, smallpox, and Ebola.

Viruses are like hijackers. They invade living, normal cells and use those cells to multiply and produce other viruses like themselves. This can kill, damage, or change the cells and make you sick. Different viruses attack certain cells in your body such as your liver, respiratory system, or blood.

When you get a virus, you may not always get sick from it. Your immune system may be able to fight it off.

For most viral infections, treatments can only help with symptoms while you wait for your immune system to fight off the virus. Antibiotics do not work for viral infections. There are antiviral medicines to treat some viral infections. Vaccines can help prevent you from getting many viral diseases.

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