ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 054.2

Herpetic gingivostomat

Diagnosis Code 054.2

ICD-9: 054.2
Short Description: Herpetic gingivostomat
Long Description: Herpetic gingivostomatitis
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 054.2

Code Classification
  • Infectious and parasitic diseases
    • Viral diseases accompanied by exanthem (050-059)
      • 054 Herpes simplex

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • B00.2 - Herpesviral gingivostomatitis and pharyngotonsillitis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 054.2 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Gingivostomatitis 523.10
      • herpetic 054.2
    • Herpes, herpetic 054.9
      • gingivostomatitis 054.2
      • stomatitis 054.2
    • Stomatitis 528.00
      • herpetic 054.2

Information for Patients

Cold Sores

Also called: Fever blister, Oral herpes

Cold sores are caused by a contagious virus called herpes simplex. There are two types of herpes simplex virus. Type 1 usually causes oral herpes, or cold sores. Type 1 herpes virus infects more than half of the U.S. population by the time they reach their 20s. Type 2 usually affects the genital area

Some people have no symptoms from the infection. But others develop painful and unsightly cold sores that last for a week or more. Cold sores usually occur outside the mouth -- on the lips, chin, and cheeks, or in the nostrils. When they do occur inside the mouth, it is usually on the gums or the roof of the mouth.

There is no cure for cold sores. Medicines can relieve some of the pain and discomfort associated with the sores. These include ointments that numb the blisters, antibiotics that control secondary bacterial infections, and ointments that soften the crusts of the sores.

  • Herpes - oral
  • Herpetic stomatitis
  • Mouth sores

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Herpes Simplex

Also called: HSV

Herpes is an infection that is caused by a herpes simplex virus (HSV). Oral herpes causes cold sores around the mouth or face. Genital herpes affects the genitals, buttocks or anal area. Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). It affects the genitals, buttocks or anal area. Other herpes infections can affect the eyes, skin, or other parts of the body. The virus can be dangerous in newborn babies or in people with weak immune systems.

There are two types of HSV:

  • HSV type 1 most commonly causes cold sores. It can also cause genital herpes.
  • HSV type 2 is the usual cause of genital herpes, but it also can infect the mouth.

HSV spreads through direct contact. Some people have no symptoms. Others get sores near the area where the virus has entered the body. They turn into blisters, become itchy and painful, and then heal.

Most people have outbreaks several times a year. Over time, you get them less often. Medicines to help your body fight the virus can help lessen symptoms and decrease outbreaks.

  • Esophagitis - infectious
  • Herpes viral culture of lesion
  • Serum herpes simplex antibodies

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