ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 054.19

Genital herpes NEC

Diagnosis Code 054.19

ICD-9: 054.19
Short Description: Genital herpes NEC
Long Description: Other genital herpes
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 054.19

Code Classification
  • Infectious and parasitic diseases (001–139)
    • Viral diseases accompanied by exanthem (050-059)
      • 054 Herpes simplex

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Anogenital herpesviral infection
  • Cervical smear - herpes
  • Genital Herpes simplex type 1 infection
  • Herpesviral infection of perianal skin and rectum
  • Herpetic cervicitis
  • Herpetic vesicle in vagina
  • Primary anogenital herpes
  • Primary perianal herpes simplex infection
  • Recurrent anogenital herpes
  • Recurrent genital Herpes simplex type 1 infection
  • Recurrent genital Herpes simplex type 2 infection
  • Recurrent herpes simplex infection of perianal area

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 054.19 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

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 sex, even oral sex. 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. They turn into blisters, become itchy and 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.

Most people have outbreaks several times a year. Over time, you get them less often and the symptoms become milder. The virus stays in your body for life.

Medicines do not cure genital herpes, but they can help your body fight the virus. This 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.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • Condom Fact Sheet in Brief (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Genital Herpes (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Genital herpes
  • Genital herpes - self-care
  • Herpes viral culture of lesion
  • Serum herpes simplex antibodies

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