B00.7: Disseminated herpesviral disease

You have been infected with herpes viruses. The viruses have spread through your body.

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.

You defense system was probably weak. That could be because of some other illness or medication. This is why the condition has been more severe than normal in your case.

Sometimes the condition causes more than one organ to become inflamed. The viruses may also give you blood poisoning. The body’s immune system reacts to bacteria and toxic substances. With blood poisoning, they can spread throughout the body via the blood. The immune system is usually closely controlled. With blood poisoning, these controls do not work properly. As a result, the functioning of organs in the body is disrupted.

The symptoms depend on which organs have been damaged. For example, the kidneys or liver may no longer work properly. The brain may also no longer be able to work properly. You might be very tired or even fall unconscious. Your heart may beat very fast, which sometimes results in very rapid breathing. The viruses will often make you feel weak, and you may have a high fever. 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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