2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A50.2

Early congenital syphilis, unspecified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • A50.2 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM A50.2 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of A50.2 - other international versions of ICD-10 A50.2 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Congenital syphilis NOS less than two years after birth.
The following code(s) above A50.2 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 A50.2:
  • A00-B99
    2019 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
    2019 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
  • Early congenital syphilis (less than 2 years)
  • Syphilis, congenital, early, less than 2 years
ICD-10-CM A50.2 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 867 Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses with mcc
  • 868 Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses with cc
  • 869 Other infectious and parasitic diseases diagnoses without cc/mcc

Convert A50.2 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
Code annotations containing back-references to A50.2:
  • Type 1 Excludes: A53.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A53.9

    Syphilis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Infection due to Treponema pallidum NOS
    • Syphilis (acquired) NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • syphilis NOS under two years of age (A50.2)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to A50.2:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To A50.2
A50.01 Early congenital syphilitic oculopathy
A50.02 Early congenital syphilitic osteochondropathy
A50.03 Early congenital syphilitic pharyngitis
A50.04 Early congenital syphilitic pneumonia
A50.05 Early congenital syphilitic rhinitis
A50.06 Early cutaneous congenital syphilis
A50.07 Early mucocutaneous congenital syphilis
A50.08 Early visceral congenital syphilis
A50.09 Other early congenital syphilis, symptomatic
A50.1 Early congenital syphilis, latent
A50.2 Early congenital syphilis, unspecified
A50.3 Late congenital syphilitic oculopathy
A50.30 …… unspecified
A50.31 Late congenital syphilitic interstitial keratitis
A50.32 Late congenital syphilitic chorioretinitis
A50.39 Other late congenital syphilitic oculopathy
A50.4 Late congenital neurosyphilis [juvenile neurosyphilis]
A50.40 Late congenital neurosyphilis, unspecified
A50.41 Late congenital syphilitic meningitis
A50.42 Late congenital syphilitic encephalitis
A50.43 Late congenital syphilitic polyneuropathy

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