Code Information

Diagnosis Code: 053.79

Short Description: H zoster complicated NEC

Long Description: Herpes zoster with other specified complications

Code Classification:

  • Infectious and parasitic diseases (001–139)
    • Viral diseases accompanied by exanthem (050-059)
      • 053 Herpes zoster
        • 053.79 H zoster complicated NEC

Code Version: 2015 ICD-9-CM


  • Acute herpes zoster pharyngitis
  • Amyotrophy due to herpes zoster
  • Exanthem due to herpes zoster
  • Herpes zoster pseudodendrites
  • Herpes zoster with nervous system complication
  • Multidermatomal herpes zoster infection

References to Index of Diseases and Injuries

The code 053.79 has the following ICD-9-CM references to the Index of Diseases and Injuries
  • Herpes, herpetic 054.9
    • zoster 053.9
      • complicated 053.8
        • specified NEC 053.79
      • specified complication NEC 053.79

Crosswalk Information

The code 053.79 converts into the following ICD-10 code(s):
ICD-9 Code ICD-10 Code ICD-10 Description
053.79 Right Arrow B02.8 Zoster with other complications
This ICD-9 to ICD-10 data is based on the 2018 General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) files published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for informational purposes only. The data is not an ICD-10 conversion tool and doesn’t guarantee clinical accuracy.

Similar Codes

ICD-9 Code ICD-9 Description
053.0 Herpes zoster with meningitis
053.10 Herpes zoster with unspecified nervous system complication
053.11 Geniculate herpes zoster
053.12 Postherpetic trigeminal neuralgia
053.13 Postherpetic polyneuropathy
053.14 Herpes zoster myelitis
053.19 Herpes zoster with other nervous system complications
053.20 Herpes zoster dermatitis of eyelid
053.21 Herpes zoster keratoconjunctivitis
053.22 Herpes zoster iridocyclitis
053.29 Herpes zoster with other ophthalmic complications
053.71 Otitis externa due to herpes zoster
053.8 Herpes zoster with unspecified complication
053.9 Herpes zoster without mention of complication

This page was last updated on: 10/1/2014