ICD-10 Code A60.0

Herpesviral infection of genitalia and urogenital tract

Version 2019 Non-Billable Code
ICD-10: A60.0
Short Description:Herpesviral infection of genitalia and urogenital tract
Long Description:Herpesviral infection of genitalia and urogenital tract

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10 A60.0 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of herpesviral infection of genitalia and urogenital tract. The code is NOT valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • A60.00 - Herpesviral infection of urogenital system, unspecified
  • A60.01 - Herpesviral infection of penis
  • A60.02 - Herpesviral infection of other male genital organs
  • A60.03 - Herpesviral cervicitis
  • A60.04 - Herpesviral vulvovaginitis
  • A60.09 - Herpesviral infection of other urogenital tract

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Infections with a predominantly sexual mode of transmission (A50-A64)
      • Anogenital herpesviral [herpes simplex] infections (A60)

Information for Patients


Genital Herpes

Also called: Herpes genitalis

Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a herpes simplex virus (HSV). It can cause sores on your genital or rectal area, buttocks, and thighs. You can get it from having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who has it. The virus can spread even when sores are not present. Mothers can also infect their babies during childbirth.

Symptoms of herpes are called outbreaks. You usually get sores near the area where the virus has entered the body. The sores are blisters which break and become painful, and then heal. Sometimes people do not know they have herpes because they have no symptoms or very mild symptoms. The virus can be more serious in newborn babies or in people with weak immune systems.

Repeat outbreaks are common, especially during the first year. Over time, you get them less often and the symptoms become milder. The virus stays in your body for life.

There are tests that can diagnose genital herpes. There is no cure. However, medicines can help lessen symptoms, decrease outbreaks, and lower the risk of passing the virus to others. Correct usage of latex condoms can reduce, but not eliminate, the risk of catching or spreading herpes. The most reliable way to avoid infection is to not have anal, vaginal, or oral sex.

  • Condom Fact Sheet in Brief (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Genital herpes (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Genital Herpes (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Genital herpes - self-care (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Herpes viral culture of lesion (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Serum herpes simplex antibodies (Medical Encyclopedia)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

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