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ICD-10 code: B10

Chapter: Certain infectious and parasitic diseases

Other Human Herpesviruses Explained

Herpesviruses are a family of viruses that can infect both humans and animals. They are known for causing various diseases, including cold sores, shingles, and genital herpes. While many people are familiar with the herpes simplex viruses (HSV-1 and HSV-2), there are several other human herpesviruses that are less well-known.

  1. Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
  2. CMV is a common virus that is often asymptomatic in healthy individuals. However, it can cause serious health issues in people with weakened immune systems, such as those with HIV/AIDS or undergoing chemotherapy. CMV is also a leading cause of congenital birth defects.

  3. Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)
  4. EBV is the virus responsible for causing infectious mononucleosis, also known as "mono" or the "kissing disease." It is also associated with several types of cancer, including Hodgkin's lymphoma and nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

  5. Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV)
  6. VZV is the virus that causes chickenpox and shingles. After a person recovers from chickenpox, the virus remains dormant in the body and can reactivate later in life, causing shingles.

  7. Human Herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6)
  8. HHV-6 is a common virus that infects nearly all children by the age of 2. It is usually asymptomatic, but in rare cases, it can cause serious illnesses such as encephalitis and pneumonia.

  9. Human Herpesvirus 7 (HHV-7)
  10. Like HHV-6, HHV-7 is a common virus that is usually asymptomatic. However, it has been associated with several illnesses, including roseola (a common childhood illness) and various skin disorders.

  11. Kaposi's Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus (KSHV)
  12. KSHV is the virus responsible for causing Kaposi's sarcoma, a type of cancer that often affects people with weakened immune systems, such as those with HIV/AIDS. It is also associated with several other types of cancer, including lymphomas and multicentric Castleman disease.

While these viruses may not be as well-known as the herpes simplex viruses, they can still cause significant health problems. It is important to practice good hygiene and protect yourself from exposure to these viruses

Diagnosis Codes for Other human herpesviruses | B10

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