Diagnosis Code R87.81
Information for Medical Professionals
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code R87.81 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Type 1 Excludes Notes: Type 1 Excludes Notes
A type 1 Excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means “NOT CODED HERE!” An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
- anogenital warts due to human papillomavirus (HPV) (A63.0)
- condyloma acuminatum (A63.0)
Information for Patients
Also called: Human papillomavirus
Human papillomaviruses (HPV) are common viruses that can cause warts. There are more than 100 types of HPV. Most are harmless, but about 30 types put you at risk for cancer. These types affect the genitals and you get them through sexual contact with an infected partner. They can be either low-risk or high-risk. Low-risk HPV can cause genital warts. High-risk HPV can lead to cancers of the cervix, vulva, vagina, and anus in women. In men, it can lead to cancers of the anus and penis.
Although some people develop genital warts from HPV infection, others have no symptoms. Your health care provider can treat or remove the warts. In women, Pap tests can detect changes in the cervix that might lead to cancer. Both Pap and HPV tests are types of cervical cancer screening.
Correct usage of latex condoms greatly reduces, but does not eliminate, the risk of catching or spreading HPV. Vaccines can protect against several types of HPV, including some that can cause cancer.
NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
- Cervical cancer -- screening and prevention
- Condom Fact Sheet in Brief (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- HPV and Cancer (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- HPV DNA test
- HPV vaccine
- HPV Vaccine - Cervarix: What You Need to Know (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- HPV Vaccine - Gardasil: What You Need to Know (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- HPV Vaccine Gardasil®-9: What You Need to Know
- Pap and HPV Testing - NIH (National Cancer Institute)