ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 079.53

Hiv-2 infection oth dis

Diagnosis Code 079.53

ICD-9: 079.53
Short Description: Hiv-2 infection oth dis
Long Description: Human immunodeficiency virus, type 2 [HIV-2]
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 079.53

Code Classification
  • Infectious and parasitic diseases
    • Other diseases due to viruses and Chlamydiae (070-079)
      • 079 Viral infection in conditions classified elsewhere and of unspecified site

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • B97.35 - HIV 2 as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere

  • Human immunodeficiency virus II infection

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 079.53 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Human immunodeficiency virus-2 infection 079.53
    • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
      • retrovirus 079.50
        • human immunodeficiency virus type 2 (HIV 2) 079.53

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

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

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