B00.0: Eczema herpeticum

You have been infected with herpes viruses. You have a high temperature and blisters on your skin as a result.

There are various kinds of herpes viruses. You have been infected with herpes simplex viruses. A person can be infected with herpes viruses via saliva, for example, or through sex. 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.

Your skin was probably damaged before you became infected with the viruses. Perhaps your skin was very dry or inflamed in certain places, for example. This is why the condition has been more severe than normal in your case.

Itchy blisters form on the skin, and burst and crust over. These blisters often occur mainly on the face, chest and arms. The viruses will often make you feel very weak, and you may have a fever and headaches. Sometimes the lymph nodes swell up and are painful. 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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