Specific code icon 2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B34.9

Viral infection, unspecified

  • B34.9 is a billable ICD-10-CM code that can be used to specify a diagnosis.
  • On October 1, 2015 ICD-10-CM will replace ICD-9-CM in the United States, therefore, B34.9 and all other ICD-10-CM codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
Clinical Information
  • A general term for diseases produced by viruses.
  • Any disease caused by a virus.
  • Disease produced by viruses.
  • The presence of viruses in the blood.
  • Viruses are capsules with genetic material inside. They are very tiny, much smaller than bacteria. Viruses cause familiar infectious diseases such as the common cold, flu and warts. They also cause severe illnesses such as hiv/aids, smallpox and hemorrhagic fevers. viruses are like hijackers. They invade living, normal cells and use those cells to multiply and produce other viruses like themselves. This eventually kills the cells, which can make you sick.viral infections are hard to treat because viruses live inside your body's cells. They are "protected" from medicines, which usually move through your bloodstream. Antibiotics do not work for viral infections. There are a few antiviral medicines available. Vaccines can help prevent you from getting many viral diseases.
Applicable To
  • Viremia NOS
Description Synonyms
  • Maternal viral disease complicating pregnancy
  • Maternal viral disease in pregnancy
  • Postpartum (after childbirth) viral disease
  • Postpartum viral disease
  • Viral disease
  • Viral disease in pregnancy
  • Viral infection
Mortality Data
  • Between 1999-2007 there were 2,388 deaths in the United States where ICD-10 B34.9 was indicated as the underlying cause of death [source: cdc.govlink to cdc.gov]
  • ICD-10 B34.9 as underlying cause of death data broken down by: gender, age, race, year
ICD-10-CM B34.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v30.0):
  • 865 Viral illness with mcc
  • 866 Viral illness without mcc
Convert ICD-10-CM B34.9 to ICD-9-CM
The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM B34.9: