ICD-10 Code A60.00

Herpesviral infection of urogenital system, unspecified

Version 2019 Billable Code
ICD-10: A60.00
Short Description:Herpesviral infection of urogenital system, unspecified
Long Description:Herpesviral infection of urogenital system, unspecified

Valid for Submission

ICD-10 A60.00 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of herpesviral infection of urogenital system, unspecified. The code is valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

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 Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups

The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC). The diagnosis code A60.00 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V36.0 applicable from 10/01/2018 through 09/30/2019.

  • 727 - INFLAMMATION OF THE MALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM WITH MCC
  • 728 - INFLAMMATION OF THE MALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM WITHOUT MCC

Convert A60.00 to ICD-9

The following crosswalk between ICD-10 to ICD-9 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • 054.10 - Genital herpes NOS (Approximate Flag)

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms:

  • Genital Herpes simplex type 1 infection
  • Genital herpes simplex type 2
  • Herpes simplex type 1 infection
  • Herpes simplex type 2 infection
  • Primary herpes simplex
  • Primary herpes simplex infection of genitalia
  • Recurrent genital herpes simplex
  • Recurrent genital Herpes simplex type 1 infection
  • Recurrent genital Herpes simplex type 2 infection
  • Sexually transmissible infection caused by Herpes simplex virus

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code A60.00 are found in the index:


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

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.