ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V73.99

Scrn unspcf viral dis

Diagnosis Code V73.99

ICD-9: V73.99
Short Description: Scrn unspcf viral dis
Long Description: Special screening examination for unspecified viral disease
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V73.99

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons without reported diagnosis encountered during examination and investigation of individuals and populations (V70-V82)
      • V73 Special screening examination for viral and chlamydial diseases

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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