Postherpetic Neuralgia ICD 9 Code


Billable Medical Code for Herpes Zoster With Other Nervous System Complications

Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 053.19

Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 053.19.

The Short Description Is: H zoster nerv syst NEC.

Known As

Postherpetic neuralgia is also known as herpes zoster encephalitis, herpes zoster radiculitis, intercostal post-herpetic neuralgia, intercostal post-herpetic neuritis, postherpetic neuralgia,
postherpetic neuralgia (nerve pain after shingles), and post-herpetic neuritis.

Postherpetic Neuralgia Definition and Symptoms

Postherpetic neuralgia is pain that occurs for more than a month after a shingles infection. Symptoms include sharp, burning pain, sensitivity to touch, itching, weakness, and numbness.