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Herpetic esophagitis

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    Hi All,

    Can anybody suggest me ICD for herpetic esophagitis ?

    thanks for all the suggestions in advance !!


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    I'm not 100% positive, but I think you would code the esophagitis (530.11) with the herpes simplex infection (054.8 or 054.9) since it is herpes simplex that causes herpetic esophagitis.

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    Hi Prem,

    The code for Herpetic esophagitis would be 530.10,054.79.

    B'coz 530.10 says Esophagitis(alkaline)(chemical)(chronic)(infectional)(necrotic)... in alphabetic index.

    Niveditha Antoniraj,CPC-A

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    Yes, I agree with 530.10. I typed wrong code...sorry. Thanks for correcting me.

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