ICD-10-CM Code P35.2

Congenital herpesviral [herpes simplex] infection

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

P35.2 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of congenital herpesviral [herpes simplex] infection. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code P35.2 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like congenital herpes simplex or congenital infection caused by herpes virus or infections specific to perinatal period or perinatal infection caused by human herpes simplex virus.

ICD-10:P35.2
Short Description:Congenital herpesviral [herpes simplex] infection
Long Description:Congenital herpesviral [herpes simplex] infection

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 P35.2 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:

  • Congenital herpes simplex
  • Congenital infection caused by Herpes virus
  • Infections specific to perinatal period
  • Perinatal infection caused by Human herpes simplex virus

Convert P35.2 to ICD-9

  • 771.2 - Congenital infec NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00–P96)
    • Infections specific to the perinatal period (P35-P39)
      • Congenital viral diseases (P35)

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

Information for Patients


Herpes Simplex

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.


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Uncommon Infant and Newborn Problems

It can be scary when your baby is sick, especially when it is not an everyday problem like a cold or a fever. You may not know whether the problem is serious or how to treat it. If you have concerns about your baby's health, call your health care provider right away.

Learning information about your baby's condition can help ease your worry. Do not be afraid to ask questions about your baby's care. By working together with your health care provider, you make sure that your baby gets the best care possible.


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