ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 079.4

Human papillomavirus

Diagnosis Code 079.4

ICD-9: 079.4
Short Description: Human papillomavirus
Long Description: Human papillomavirus in conditions classified elsewhere and of unspecified site
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 079.4

Code Classification
  • Infectious and parasitic diseases (001–139)
    • Other diseases due to viruses and Chlamydiae (070-079)
      • 079 Viral infection in conditions classified elsewhere and of unspecified site

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • B97.7 - Papillomavirus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere

  • Anogenital human papilloma virus infection
  • Disease due to Papilloma virus
  • Disease due to Papillomaviridae
  • Human papilloma virus infection
  • Human papilloma virus infection of vocal cord
  • Human papilloma virus-associated intraepithelial neoplasia

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 079.4 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Human papillomavirus 079.4
      • high risk, DNA test positive
        • anal 796.75
        • cervical 795.05
        • vaginal 795.15
      • low risk, DNA test positive
        • anal 796.79
        • cervical 795.09
        • vaginal 795.19
    • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
      • human papillomavirus 079.4
      • virus, viral 079.99
        • human papilloma 079.4

Information for Patients


Also called: Human papillomavirus

Human papillomaviruses (HPV) are common viruses that can cause warts. There are more than 100 types of HPV. Most are harmless, but about 30 types put you at risk for cancer. These types affect the genitals and you get them through sexual contact with an infected partner. They can be either low-risk or high-risk. Low-risk HPV can cause genital warts. High-risk HPV can lead to cancers of the cervix, vulva, vagina, and anus in women. In men, it can lead to cancers of the anus and penis.

Although some people develop genital warts from HPV infection, others have no symptoms. Your health care provider can treat or remove the warts. In women, Pap tests can detect changes in the cervix that might lead to cancer. Both Pap and HPV tests are types of cervical cancer screening.

Correct usage of latex condoms greatly reduces, but does not eliminate, the risk of catching or spreading HPV. Vaccines can protect against several types of HPV, including some that can cause cancer.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • Cervical cancer -- screening and prevention
  • Condom Fact Sheet in Brief (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • HPV and Cancer (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • HPV DNA test
  • HPV vaccine
  • HPV Vaccine - Cervarix: What You Need to Know (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • HPV Vaccine - Gardasil: What You Need to Know (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • HPV Vaccine Gardasil®-9: What You Need to Know
  • Pap and HPV Testing - NIH (National Cancer Institute)

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