What is the ICD code for Past Medical History of Shingles ?

Shingles is a chronic disease and there is no cure for it. The disease once acquired will remain for life the same like diabetes and hypertension.

In the outpatient setting, if the patient is on medications for shingles then we can code singles even if it is not treated during the current visit. In the inpatient setting active treatment or medical management is required to code any condition.

Hence code 053.9 would be best if the patient is not having any complications else one can select an appropriate code from 053 categories depending upon the complications.

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