A60.1: Herpesviral infection of perianal skin and rectum

You have been infected with herpes viruses. As a result, you have blisters on the last intestinal segment or on the anus.

The last segment of the large intestine consists of 2 sections. These 2 sections are the rectum and anal canal. The feces are collected in the rectum. The feces then move through the short anal canal to the anus. Feces are excreted through the anus.

There are diseases that are particularly transmitted during sex. These diseases are also called sexually transmitted diseases. They are usually caused by specific pathogens. The pathogens can for instance be transmitted via vaginal fluid or semen. The pathogens may also be transmitted from a sick mother to her new-born child when she gives birth.

There are various kinds of herpes viruses. You have been infected with herpes simplex viruses. Some of the viruses remain in your body throughout your life. For example, if you are stressed or the defense system is weakened, the viruses can cause symptoms again.

The blisters may itch, burst and then form a scab. The viruses will sometimes make you feel weak, and you may have a fever or headaches. Sometimes the lymph nodes in the groin swell up and are painful. The lymph nodes are small bean-shaped objects. They are found throughout the body. Lymph nodes filter the tissue fluid. They are part of the defense system. The viruses can make you severely ill.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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