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    Which diagnosis code would be used for a pregnant woman who presents with a history of herpes genitalis outbreaks, but no current outbreak? Would V02.7 (carrier of infectious disease) be appropriate? Should 647.63 with 054.10 be used when there is no active outbreak?

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    I would use the 647.63 and 054.10 even without an active outbreak. She still has the disease and it intrinsically affects the management of her pregnancy. Carrier would not be appropriate. A carrier has the ability to pass on a disease genetically but does not show symptoms of the disease.

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