ICD-10 Diagnosis Code B34.9

Viral infection, unspecified

Diagnosis Code B34.9

ICD-10: B34.9
Short Description: Viral infection, unspecified
Long Description: Viral infection, unspecified
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code B34.9

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The code B34.9 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Other viral diseases (B25-B34)
      • Viral infection of unspecified site (B34)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code B34.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


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  • Acute infectious tubulointerstitial nephritis
  • Acute infective otitis externa
  • Acute interstitial nephritis
  • Acute upper urinary tract infection
  • Acute viral disease
  • Acute viral otitis externa
  • Acute viral tubulointerstitial nephritis
  • Arthritis caused by viral infection
  • Arthritis caused by viral infection
  • Arthritis of hand caused by viral infection
  • Arthritis of knee caused by viral infection
  • Arthropathy associated with viral disease
  • Arthropathy associated with viral disease
  • Arthropathy associated with viral disease
  • Asymptomatic viremia
  • Chronic infective otitis externa
  • Chronic viral otitis externa
  • Disease of possible viral origin
  • Gingival disease caused by virus
  • Illness
  • Infection caused by antimicrobial resistant virus
  • Infective arthritis of joint of hand
  • Infective corneal ulcer
  • Infective esophagitis
  • Influenza-like illness
  • Neonatal dacryocystitis or conjunctivitis caused by virus
  • Neonatal skin infection
  • Neonatal viral infection of skin
  • Nonspecific syndrome suggestive of viral illness
  • Specific viral infections
  • Viral cardiovascular infection
  • Viral corneal ulcer
  • Viral disease
  • Viral disease in mother complicating childbirth
  • Viral disease in mother complicating pregnancy, childbirth AND/OR puerperium
  • Viral ear infection
  • Viral esophagitis
  • Viral eye infection
  • Viral headache
  • Viral infection by site
  • Viral lower respiratory infection
  • Viral musculoskeletal infection
  • Viral musculoskeletal infection
  • Viral musculoskeletal infection
  • Viral myalgia
  • Viral myositis
  • Viral pharyngitis
  • Viral pleurisy
  • Viral sinusitis
  • Viremia
  • Virus inconclusive
  • Virus-associated atypical lymphoproliferative disorder

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code B34.9 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Viral Infections

Viruses are capsules with genetic material inside. They are very tiny, much smaller than bacteria. Viruses cause familiar infectious diseases such as the common cold, flu and warts. They also cause severe illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, smallpox and hemorrhagic fevers.

Viruses are like hijackers. They invade living, normal cells and use those cells to multiply and produce other viruses like themselves. This eventually kills the cells, which can make you sick.

Viral infections are hard to treat because viruses live inside your body's cells. They are "protected" from medicines, which usually move through your bloodstream. Antibiotics do not work for viral infections. There are a few antiviral medicines available. Vaccines can help prevent you from getting many viral diseases.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • ECHO virus
  • Enterovirus D68
  • Hand-foot-mouth disease
  • Herpangina
  • Molluscum contagiosum
  • Parainfluenza
  • Roseola
  • Zika virus disease

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