Billable Medical Code for Unspecified Viral Infection
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 079.99
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 079.99.
The Short Description Is: Viral infection NOS.
Viral syndrome is also known as acute retinal necrosis, acute viral bronchiolitis, acute viral disease, acute viral laryngotracheitis, acute viral otitis externa, acute viral thyroiditis, amantadine resistant virus present, arthritis due to viral infection, arthritis of hand due to viral infection, arthritis of knee due to viral infection, arthropathy associated with viral disease, boid inclusion body disease, cardiomyopathy due to viral infection, cardiomyopathy due to viral infection, congenital viral disease, congenital viral infection, disease of possible viral origin, encephalitis due to influenza-specific virus not identified, influenza A virus subtype H1 present, maternal viral disease complicating pregnancy, maternal viral disease in pregnancy, neonatal viral infection of skin, nonspecific syndrome suggestive of viral illness (finding), oral mucosal viral disease, postpartum (after childbirth) viral disease, postpartum viral disease, postviral depression, postviral excessive daytime sleepiness, postviral infection debility, viral acute pancreatitis, viral bronchitis, viral carditis,0 viral dermatitis of eyelid, viral disease, viral disease in childbirth, viral disease in pregnancy, viral ear infection, viral esophagitis, viral eye infection, viral infection, viral infection by site, viral lower respiratory infection, viral musculoskeletal infection, viral myositis, viral pleurisy, viral respiratory infection, viral retinitis, viral syndrome, viral ulcer of esophagus, virus present, and
zanamivir resistant virus present. This applies to viral infection NOS.
Viral Syndrome Definition and Symptoms
Viral syndrome is a virus that attacks the entire body. Symptoms can vary very widely depending on what part of the body the virus is attacking. Some common symptoms include fever, rash, runny nose, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, abdominal pain, diarrhea, wheezing, joint pain, loss of appetite, hoarseness, and headache.