ICD-10-CM Code A60.1

Herpesviral infection of perianal skin and rectum

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

A60.1 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of herpesviral infection of perianal skin and rectum. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code A60.1 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like herpesviral infection of perianal skin and rectum, infection of perianal skin caused by human herpes simplex virus, infection of rectum caused by human herpes simplex virus, primary anogenital herpes, primary herpes simplex, primary perianal herpes simplex infection, etc

ICD-10:A60.1
Short Description:Herpesviral infection of perianal skin and rectum
Long Description:Herpesviral infection of perianal skin and rectum

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 A60.1 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Herpesviral infection of perianal skin and rectum
  • Infection of perianal skin caused by human herpes simplex virus
  • Infection of rectum caused by Human herpes simplex virus
  • Primary anogenital herpes
  • Primary herpes simplex
  • Primary perianal herpes simplex infection
  • Recurrent herpes simplex infection of perianal area
  • Recurrent infection of rectum caused by human herpes simplex virus

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code A60.1 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V38.0 What are 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).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2021.

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

Convert A60.1 to ICD-9

  • 054.19 - Genital herpes NEC (Approximate Flag)

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)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients


Anal Disorders

Also called: Anorectal diseases

The anus is the opening of the rectum through which stool passes out of your body. Problems with the anus are common. They include hemorrhoids, abscesses, fissures (cracks), and cancer.

You may be embarrassed to talk about your anal troubles. But it is important to let your doctor know, especially if you have pain or bleeding. The more details you can give about your problem, the better your doctor will be able to help you. Treatments vary depending on the particular problem.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Anal fissure (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Anal itching -- self-care (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Anorectal abscess (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Anoscopy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Digital rectal exam (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Imperforate anus (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lower GI Series - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • Perianal streptococcal cellulitis (Medical Encyclopedia)

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

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Rectal Disorders

The rectum is the lower part of your large intestine where your body stores stool. Problems with rectum are common. They include hemorrhoids, abscesses, incontinence and cancer.

Many people are embarrassed to talk about rectal troubles. But seeing your doctor about problems in this area is important. This is especially true if you have pain or bleeding. Treatments vary depending on the particular problem.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Anorectal abscess (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Digital rectal exam (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lower GI Series - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • Proctitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Rectal biopsy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Rectal prolapse (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Rectal prolapse repair (Medical Encyclopedia)

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