2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B02

Zoster [herpes zoster]

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • B02 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM B02 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of B02 - other international versions of ICD-10 B02 may differ.
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  • shingles
  • zona
The following code(s) above B02 contain annotation back-references
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that may be applicable to B02:
  • A00-B99
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range A00-B99

    Certain infectious and parasitic diseases

    Includes
    • diseases generally recognized as communicable or transmissible
    Type 1 Excludes
    • certain localized infections - see body system-related chapters
    Type 2 Excludes
    • carrier or suspected carrier of infectious disease (Z22.-)
    • infectious and parasitic diseases complicating pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O98.-)
    • infectious and parasitic diseases specific to the perinatal period (P35-P39)
    • influenza and other acute respiratory infections (J00-J22)
    Use Additional
    • code to identify resistance to antimicrobial drugs (Z16.-)
    Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
Clinical Information
  • A common dermal and neurologic disorder caused by reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus that has remained dormant within dorsal root ganglia, often for decades, after the patient's initial exposure to the virus in the form of varicella (chickenpox). It is characterized by severe neuralgic pain along the distribution of the affected nerve and crops of clustered vesicles over the area.
  • Acute infectious, usually self-limited, disease believed to represent activation of latent varicella zoster virus in those who have been rendered partially immune after a previous attack of chickenpox; it involves the sensory ganglia and their areas of innervation and is characterized by severe neuralgic pain along the distribution of the affected nerve and crops of clustered vesicles over the area.
  • An acute infectious, usually self-limited, disease believed to represent activation of latent varicella-zoster virus (herpesvirus 3, human) in those who have been rendered partially immune after a previous attack of chickenpox. It involves the sensory ganglia and their areas of innervation and is characterized by severe neuralgic pain along the distribution of the affected nerve and crops of clustered vesicles over the area. (from Dorland, 27th ed)
  • Shingles is a disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus - the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you have chickenpox, the virus stays in your body. It may not cause problems for many years. As you get older, the virus may reappear as shingles. Unlike chickenpox, you can't catch shingles from someone who has it.early signs of shingles include burning or shooting pain and tingling or itching, usually on one side of the body or face. The pain can be mild to severe. Blisters then form and last from one to 14 days. If shingles appears on your face, it may affect your vision or hearing. The pain of shingles may last for weeks, months or even years after the blisters have healed. There is no cure for shingles. Early treatment with medicines that fight the virus may help. These medicines may also help prevent lingering pain. A vaccine may prevent shingles or lessen its effects. The vaccine is for people 60 or over.
Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to B02:
  • Type 2 Excludes: B10
    , B10
    , B10
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B10

    Other human herpesviruses

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B10

    Other human herpesviruses

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B10

    Other human herpesviruses

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To B02
B01 Varicella [chickenpox]
B01.0 Varicella meningitis
B01.1 Varicella encephalitis, myelitis and encephalomyelitis
B01.11 Varicella encephalitis and encephalomyelitis
B01.12 Varicella myelitis
B01.2 Varicella pneumonia
B01.8 Varicella with other complications
B01.81 Varicella keratitis
B01.89 Other varicella complications
B01.9 Varicella without complication
B02 Zoster [herpes zoster]
B02.0 Zoster encephalitis
B02.1 Zoster meningitis
B02.2 Zoster with other nervous system involvement
B02.21 Postherpetic geniculate ganglionitis
B02.22 Postherpetic trigeminal neuralgia
B02.23 Postherpetic polyneuropathy
B02.24 Postherpetic myelitis
B02.29 Other postherpetic nervous system involvement
B02.3 Zoster ocular disease
B02.30 …… unspecified

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