ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 079.6

Resprtry syncytial virus

Diagnosis Code 079.6

ICD-9: 079.6
Short Description: Resprtry syncytial virus
Long Description: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 079.6

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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  • Acute bronchiolitis due to respiratory syncytial virus
  • Acute respiratory syncytial virus bronchitis
  • Healthcare associated respiratory syncytial virus disease
  • Pneumonia due to respiratory syncytial virus
  • Respiratory syncytial virus A present
  • Respiratory syncytial virus B present
  • Respiratory syncytial virus bronchitis
  • Respiratory syncytial virus infection
  • Respiratory syncytial virus laryngotracheobronchitis
  • Respiratory syncytial virus pharyngitis
  • Respiratory syncytial virus untyped strain present

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 079.6 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
      • respiratory 519.8
        • syncytial virus 079.6
      • respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) 079.6
      • virus, viral 079.99
        • respiratory syncytial (RSV) 079.6
    • Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) 079.6
      • bronchiolitis 466.11
      • pneumonia 480.1
      • vaccination, prophylactic (against) V04.82

Information for Patients

Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections

Also called: RSV

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes mild, cold-like symptoms in adults and older healthy children. It can cause serious problems in young babies, including pneumonia and severe breathing problems. Premature babies and those with other health problems have the highest risk. A child with RSV may have a fever, stuffy nose, cough, and trouble breathing. Lab tests can tell if your child has the virus. There is no specific treatment. You should give your child fluids to prevent dehydration. If needed, you can also give a pain reliever (not aspirin) for fever and headache.

RSV easily spreads from person to person. You can get it from direct contact with someone who has it or by touching infected objects such as toys or surfaces such as countertops. Washing your hands often and not sharing eating and drinking utensils are simple ways to help prevent the spread of RSV infection. There is currently no vaccine for RSV.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
  • RSV antibody test

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