ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V02.61

Hepatitis B carrier

Diagnosis Code V02.61

ICD-9: V02.61
Short Description: Hepatitis B carrier
Long Description: Hepatitis B carrier
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V02.61

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services (E)
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to communicable diseases (V01-V09)
      • V02 Carrier or suspected carrier of infectious diseases

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V02.61 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Carrier (suspected) of
      • HAA (hepatitis Australian-antigen) V02.61
      • hepatitis V02.60
        • Australian-antigen (HAA) V02.61
        • B V02.61
        • serum V02.61
      • serum hepatitis V02.61
    • Hepatitis 573.3
      • serum - see Hepatitis, viral
        • carrier (suspected of) V02.61
      • viral (acute) (anicteric) (cholangiolitic) (cholestatic) (chronic) (subacute) 070.9
        • type B (acute) 070.30
          • carrier status V02.61

Information for Patients

Hepatitis B

Also called: HBV

Your liver is the largest organ inside your body. It helps your body digest food, store energy, and remove poisons. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. One type, hepatitis B, is caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Hepatitis B spreads by contact with an infected person's blood, semen, or other body fluid. An infected woman can give hepatitis B to her baby at birth.

If you get HBV, you may feel as if you have the flu. You may also have jaundice, a yellowing of skin and eyes, dark-colored urine, and pale bowel movements. Some people have no symptoms at all. A blood test can tell if you have it. HBV usually gets better on its own after a few months. If it does not get better, it is called chronic HBV, which lasts a lifetime. Chronic HBV can lead to scarring of the liver, liver failure, or liver cancer.

There is a vaccine for HBV. It requires three shots. All babies should get the vaccine, but older children and adults can get it too. If you travel to countries where Hepatitis B is common, you should get the vaccine.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine: What You Need to Know (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Hepatitis B: Information for Parents (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • Hepatitis B: Information for Parents (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Hepatitis B: Information for Parents (American Academy of Family Physicians)
  • Hepatitis virus panel
  • Preventing hepatitis B or C
  • What I Need to Know about Hepatitis B - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)

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