ICD-10 Diagnosis Code B97.39

Oth retrovirus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere

Diagnosis Code B97.39

ICD-10: B97.39
Short Description: Oth retrovirus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
Long Description: Other retrovirus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code B97.39

Valid for Submission
The code B97.39 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Bacterial and viral infectious agents (B95-B97)
      • Viral agents as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere (B97)

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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  • Roseola (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Zika virus disease (Medical Encyclopedia)


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