ICD-10 Code B00.8

Other forms of herpesviral infections

Version 2019 Non-Billable Code
ICD-10: B00.8
Short Description:Other forms of herpesviral infections
Long Description:Other forms of herpesviral infections

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10 B00.8 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other forms of herpesviral infections. 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:

  • B00.81 - Herpesviral hepatitis
  • B00.82 - Herpes simplex myelitis
  • B00.89 - Other herpesviral infection

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Viral infections characterized by skin and mucous membrane lesions (B00-B09)
      • Herpesviral [herpes simplex] infections (B00)

Information for Patients


Herpes Simplex

Also called: HSV

Herpes is an infection that is caused by a herpes simplex virus (HSV). Oral herpes causes cold sores around the mouth or face. Genital herpes affects the genitals, buttocks or anal area. Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). It affects the genitals, buttocks or anal area. Other herpes infections can affect the eyes, skin, or other parts of the body. The virus can be dangerous in newborn babies or in people with weak immune systems.

There are two types of HSV:

  • HSV type 1 most commonly causes cold sores. It can also cause genital herpes.
  • HSV type 2 is the usual cause of genital herpes, but it also can infect the mouth.

HSV spreads through direct contact. Some people have no symptoms. Others get sores near the area where the virus has entered the body. They turn into blisters, become itchy and painful, and then heal.

Most people have outbreaks several times a year. Over time, you get them less often. Medicines to help your body fight the virus can help lessen symptoms and decrease outbreaks.

  • Esophagitis - infectious (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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