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.
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.