ICD-10-CM Code B00.89

Other herpesviral infection

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

B00.89 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other herpesviral infection. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code B00.89 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like chronic mucocutaneous herpes simplex infection, disease due to alphaherpesvirinae, disease due to betaherpesvirinae, disease due to gammaherpesvirinae, esophageal herpes simplex infection, gingival disease due to recurrent oral herpes simplex infection, etc

Short Description:Other herpesviral infection
Long Description:Other herpesviral infection

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code B00.89:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Herpesviral whitlow

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 B00.89 are found in the index:


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

  • Chronic mucocutaneous herpes simplex infection
  • Disease due to Alphaherpesvirinae
  • Disease due to Betaherpesvirinae
  • Disease due to Gammaherpesvirinae
  • Esophageal herpes simplex infection
  • Gingival disease due to recurrent oral herpes simplex infection
  • Herpes simplex infection of buttock
  • Herpes simplex infection of skin of breast
  • Herpes simplex pneumonia
  • Herpes simplex with complication
  • Herpes virus infection of the central nervous system
  • Herpesvirus saimiri infection
  • Herpesvirus T infection
  • Herpetic whitlow
  • Impetigo simplex
  • Infection of central nervous system caused by Herpes simplex virus
  • Infection of skin and/or mucous membrane caused by Herpes simplex virus
  • Infection of urinary tract caused by Herpes simplex
  • Malignant catarrhal fever
  • Recurrent herpetic whitlow
  • Recurrent skin infection

Convert B00.89 to ICD-9

  • 054.6 - Herpetic whitlow (Approximate Flag)
  • 054.79 - H simplex complicat NEC (Approximate Flag)

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)

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

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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