ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 054.71

Visceral herpes simplex

Diagnosis Code 054.71

ICD-9: 054.71
Short Description: Visceral herpes simplex
Long Description: Visceral herpes simplex
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 054.71

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

Information for Patients

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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