ICD-10 Diagnosis Code B02.8

Zoster with other complications

Diagnosis Code B02.8

ICD-10: B02.8
Short Description: Zoster with other complications
Long Description: Zoster with other complications
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code B02.8

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Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Viral infections characterized by skin and mucous membrane lesions (B00-B09)
      • Zoster [herpes zoster] (B02)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Amyotrophy caused by herpes zoster
  • Exanthem caused by herpes zoster
  • Gingival disease caused by varicella-zoster virus
  • Gingival disease caused by virus
  • Herpes zoster dermatitis
  • Herpes zoster dermatitis
  • Herpes zoster infection of oral mucosa
  • Herpes zoster with complication
  • Hutchinson's sign
  • Lumbar herpes zoster infection
  • Mandibular herpes zoster infection
  • Maxillary herpes zoster infection
  • Otitis externa caused by Herpes zoster
  • Viral exanthem
  • Viral musculoskeletal infection

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Also called: Herpes zoster, Postherpetic neuralgia

Shingles is a disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus - the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you have chickenpox, the virus stays in your body. It may not cause problems for many years. As you get older, the virus may reappear as shingles. Although it is most common in people over age 50, anyone who has had chickenpox is at risk.

You can't catch shingles from someone who has it. However, if you have a shingles rash, you can pass the virus to someone who has never had chickenpox. This would usually be a child, who could get chickenpox instead of shingles. The virus spreads through direct contact with the rash, and cannot spread through the air.

Early signs of shingles include burning or shooting pain and tingling or itching, usually on one side of the body or face. The pain can be mild to severe. Rashes or blisters appear anywhere from one to 14 days later. If shingles appears on your face, it may affect your vision or hearing. The pain of shingles may last for weeks, months, or even years after the blisters have healed.

There is no cure for shingles. Early treatment with medicines that fight the virus may help. These medicines may also help prevent lingering pain.

A vaccine may prevent shingles or lessen its effects. The vaccine is recommended for people 60 or over. In some cases doctors may give it to people ages 50 to 59.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • Post-herpetic neuralgia - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Ramsay Hunt syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Shingles (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Shingles - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Shingles Vaccine: What You Need to Know (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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