Positive Predictive Value of ICD-9 Code for Herpes Zoster Among Children During the Varicella Vaccine Era

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2016 Apr;35(4):459-60. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000001040.

Abstract

We examined the positive predictive value of the herpes zoster ICD-9 diagnosis code 053 in the Kaiser Permanente Northwest integrated health plan. Among children 0-17 years old, the positive predictive value was 87.1% (95% confidence interval: 84.2-89.6) and 96.8% (95% confidence interval: 95.0-98.1) during the years 1997-2002 and 2005-2009, respectively, using chart review of the medical record as the diagnostic standard.

Publication types

  • Letter
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Chickenpox Vaccine / immunology
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Herpes Zoster / diagnosis*
  • Herpes Zoster / prevention & control
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • International Classification of Diseases

Substances

  • Chickenpox Vaccine