2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A54.42

Gonococcal arthritis

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  • A54.42 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM A54.42 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of A54.42 - other international versions of ICD-10 A54.42 may differ.
Type 2 Excludes
Type 2 Excludes Help
A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (A54.42) and the excluded code together.
  • gonococcal infection of spine (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A54.41

    Gonococcal spondylopathy

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    A54.41
    )
The following code(s) above A54.42 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to A54.42:
  • A00-B99
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range A00-B99

    Certain infectious and parasitic diseases

    Includes
    • diseases generally recognized as communicable or transmissible
    Type 1 Excludes
    • certain localized infections - see body system-related chapters
    Type 2 Excludes
    • carrier or suspected carrier of infectious disease (Z22.-)
    • infectious and parasitic diseases complicating pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O98.-)
    • infectious and parasitic diseases specific to the perinatal period (P35-P39)
    • influenza and other acute respiratory infections (J00-J22)
    Use Additional
    • code to identify resistance to antimicrobial drugs (Z16.-)
    Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
  • A50-A64
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range A50-A64

    Infections with a predominantly sexual mode of transmission

    Type 1 Excludes
    • human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] disease (B20)
    • nonspecific and nongonococcal urethritis (N34.1)
    • Reiter's disease (M02.3-)
    Infections with a predominantly sexual mode of transmission
Approximate Synonyms
  • Gonococcal infection of joint
  • Gonorrhea, arthritis
ICD-10-CM A54.42 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v38.0):
  • 485 Knee procedures with principal diagnosis of infection with mcc
  • 486 Knee procedures with principal diagnosis of infection with cc
  • 487 Knee procedures with principal diagnosis of infection without cc/mcc
  • 548 Septic arthritis with mcc
  • 549 Septic arthritis with cc
  • 550 Septic arthritis without cc/mcc

Convert A54.42 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to A54.42:
  • Type 1 Excludes: M01
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M01

    Direct infections of joint in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere

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    Code First
    Type 1 Excludes

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to A54.42:
  • Arthritis, arthritic (acute) (chronic) (nonpyogenic) (subacute) M19.90
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M19.90

    Unspecified osteoarthritis, unspecified site

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    Applicable To
    • Arthrosis NOS
    • Arthritis NOS
    • Osteoarthritis NOS
    • blennorrhagic A54.42 (gonococcal)
    • gonococcal A54.42
  • Gonococcus, gonococcal (disease) (infection) A54.9
    - see also condition
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A54.9

    Gonococcal infection, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    • musculoskeletal A54.40
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A54.40

      Gonococcal infection of musculoskeletal system, unspecified

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      • arthritis A54.42
    • joint A54.42
  • Hydrarthrosis - see also Effusion, joint
    • gonococcal A54.42
  • Periarthritis (joint) - see also Enthesopathy
    • gonococcal A54.42

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To A54.42
A54.29 Other gonococcal genitourinary infections
A54.3 Gonococcal infection of eye
A54.30 …… unspecified
A54.31 Gonococcal conjunctivitis
A54.32 Gonococcal iridocyclitis
A54.33 Gonococcal keratitis
A54.39 Other gonococcal eye infection
A54.4 Gonococcal infection of musculoskeletal system
A54.40 …… unspecified
A54.41 Gonococcal spondylopathy
A54.42 Gonococcal arthritis
A54.43 Gonococcal osteomyelitis
A54.49 Gonococcal infection of other musculoskeletal tissue
A54.5 Gonococcal pharyngitis
A54.6 Gonococcal infection of anus and rectum
A54.8 Other gonococcal infections
A54.81 Gonococcal meningitis
A54.82 Gonococcal brain abscess
A54.83 Gonococcal heart infection
A54.84 Gonococcal pneumonia
A54.85 Gonococcal peritonitis

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.