2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A52.11

Tabes dorsalis

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • A52.11 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 A52.11 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of A52.11 - other international versions of ICD-10 A52.11 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Locomotor ataxia (progressive)
  • Tabetic neurosyphilis
The following code(s) above A52.11 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 A52.11:
  • 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
Clinical Information
  • A form of neurosyphilis characterized by slowly progressive degeneration of the spinal cord. Signs and symptoms include pain, ataxia, loss of coordination, personality changes, blindness, urinary incontinence, dementia, and degeneration of the joints.
  • Parenchymatous neurosyphilis marked by slowly progressive degeneration of the posterior columns, posterior roots, and ganglia of the spinal cord. The condition tends to present 15 to 20 years after the initial infection and is characterized by lightening-like pains in the lower extremities, urinary incontinence; ataxia; severely impaired position and vibratory sense, abnormal gait (see gait disorders, neurologic), optic atrophy; argyll-robertson pupils, hypotonia, hyperreflexia, and trophic joint degeneration (charcot's joint; see arthropathy, neurogenic). (from Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p726)
ICD-10-CM A52.11 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 056 Degenerative nervous system disorders with mcc
  • 057 Degenerative nervous system disorders without mcc

Convert A52.11 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 A52.11:
  • Type 1 Excludes: R26
    , G32.0
    , G98.0
    , M49
    , M49
    , M90
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R26

    Abnormalities of gait and mobility

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • ataxia NOS (R27.0)
    • hereditary ataxia (G11.-)
    • locomotor (syphilitic) ataxia (A52.11)
    • immobility syndrome (paraplegic) (M62.3)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G32.0

    Subacute combined degeneration of spinal cord in diseases classified elsewhere

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code Manifestation Code
    Applicable To
    • Dana-Putnam syndrome
    • Sclerosis of spinal cord (combined) (dorsolateral) (posterolateral)
    Code First
    • underlying disease, such as:
    • anemia (D51.9)
    • dietary (D51.3)
    • pernicious (D51.0)
    • vitamin B12 deficiency (E53.8)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • syphilitic combined degeneration of spinal cord (A52.11)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G98.0

    Neurogenic arthritis, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Nonsyphilitic neurogenic arthropathy NEC
    • Nonsyphilitic neurogenic spondylopathy NEC
    Type 1 Excludes
    • spondylopathy (in):
    • syringomyelia and syringobulbia (G95.0)
    • tabes dorsalis (A52.11)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M49

    Spondylopathies in diseases classified elsewhere

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code First
    • underlying disease, such as:
    • brucellosis (A23.-)
    • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (G60.0)
    • enterobacterial infections (A01-A04)
    • osteitis fibrosa cystica (E21.0)
    Includes
    • curvature of spine in diseases classified elsewhere
    • deformity of spine in diseases classified elsewhere
    • kyphosis in diseases classified elsewhere
    • scoliosis in diseases classified elsewhere
    • spondylopathy in diseases classified elsewhere
    Type 1 Excludes
    • curvature of spine in tuberculosis [Pott's] (A18.01)
    • enteropathic arthropathies (M07.-)
    • gonococcal spondylitis (A54.41)
    • neuropathic [tabes dorsalis] spondylitis (A52.11)
    • neuropathic spondylopathy in syringomyelia (G95.0)
    • neuropathic spondylopathy in tabes dorsalis (A52.11)
    • nonsyphilitic neuropathic spondylopathy NEC (G98.0)
    • spondylitis in syphilis (acquired) (A52.77)
    • tuberculous spondylitis (A18.01)
    • typhoid fever spondylitis (A01.05)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M49

    Spondylopathies in diseases classified elsewhere

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code First
    • underlying disease, such as:
    • brucellosis (A23.-)
    • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (G60.0)
    • enterobacterial infections (A01-A04)
    • osteitis fibrosa cystica (E21.0)
    Includes
    • curvature of spine in diseases classified elsewhere
    • deformity of spine in diseases classified elsewhere
    • kyphosis in diseases classified elsewhere
    • scoliosis in diseases classified elsewhere
    • spondylopathy in diseases classified elsewhere
    Type 1 Excludes
    • curvature of spine in tuberculosis [Pott's] (A18.01)
    • enteropathic arthropathies (M07.-)
    • gonococcal spondylitis (A54.41)
    • neuropathic [tabes dorsalis] spondylitis (A52.11)
    • neuropathic spondylopathy in syringomyelia (G95.0)
    • neuropathic spondylopathy in tabes dorsalis (A52.11)
    • nonsyphilitic neuropathic spondylopathy NEC (G98.0)
    • spondylitis in syphilis (acquired) (A52.77)
    • tuberculous spondylitis (A18.01)
    • typhoid fever spondylitis (A01.05)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M90

    Osteopathies in diseases classified elsewhere

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • osteochondritis, osteomyelitis, and osteopathy (in):
    • cryptococcosis (B45.3)
    • diabetes mellitus (E08-E13 with .69-)
    • gonococcal (A54.43)
    • neurogenic syphilis (A52.11)
    • renal osteodystrophy (N25.0)
    • salmonellosis (A02.24)
    • secondary syphilis (A51.46)
    • syphilis (late) (A52.77)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to A52.11:
  • Ataxia, ataxy, ataxic R27.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R27.0

    Ataxia, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • ataxia following cerebrovascular disease (I69. with final characters -93)
    • locomotor (progressive) (syphilitic) (partial) (spastic) A52.11
    • spinal
      • progressive A52.11 (syphilitic)
  • Atrophy, atrophic (of)
    • bone (senile) - see also Disorder, bone, specified type NEC
      • due to
        • tabes dorsalis A52.11 (neurogenic)
    • neurogenic, bone, tabetic A52.11
  • Crisis
    • Pel's A52.11 (tabetic)
    • tabetic A52.11
  • Duchenne's
    • locomotor ataxia A52.11 (syphilitic)
  • Neurosyphilis (arrested) (early) (gumma) (late) (latent) (recurrent) (relapse) A52.3
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A52.3

    Neurosyphilis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Gumma (syphilitic)
    • Syphilis (late)
    • Syphiloma
  • Pel's crisis A52.11
  • Radiculopathy M54.10
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M54.10

    Radiculopathy, site unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    • syphilitic A52.11
  • Sclerosis, sclerotic
    • spinal (cord) (progressive) G95.89
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G95.89

      Other specified diseases of spinal cord

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Cord bladder NOS
      • Drug-induced myelopathy
      • Radiation-induced myelopathy
      Type 1 Excludes
      • combined - see also Degeneration, combined
        • syphilitic A52.11
      • posterior A52.11 (syphilitic)
  • Spondylopathy M48.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M48.9

    Spondylopathy, unspecified

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  • Syphilis, syphilitic (acquired) 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)
    • central nervous system (late) (recurrent) (relapse) (tertiary) A52.3
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A52.3

      Neurosyphilis, unspecified

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      Applicable To
      • Gumma (syphilitic)
      • Syphilis (late)
      • Syphiloma
    • conjugal A53.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A53.9

      Syphilis, unspecified

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      Applicable To
      • Infection due to Treponema pallidum NOS
      • Syphilis (acquired) NOS
      Type 1 Excludes
      • syphilis NOS under two years of age (A50.2)
      • tabes A52.11
    • late A52.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A52.9

      Late syphilis, unspecified

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      • tabes A52.11
    • sclerosis
      • multiple A52.11
    • tabes dorsalis (late) A52.11
    • tabetic type A52.11
    • ulcer (any site) (early) (secondary) A51.39
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A51.39

      Other secondary syphilis of skin

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Syphilitic leukoderma
      • Syphilitic mucous patch
      Type 1 Excludes
      • late syphilitic leukoderma (A52.79)
      • perforating A52.79
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A52.79

        Other symptomatic late syphilis

          2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
        Applicable To
        • Late syphilitic leukoderma
        • Syphilis of adrenal gland
        • Syphilis of pituitary gland
        • Syphilis of thyroid gland
        • Syphilitic splenomegaly
        Type 1 Excludes
        • syphilitic leukoderma (secondary) (A51.39)
        • foot A52.11
    • ataxia A52.11 (locomotor)
    • combined spinal sclerosis A52.11
    • locomotor ataxia A52.11
  • Tabes, tabetic A52.10
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A52.10

    Symptomatic neurosyphilis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • Ulcer, ulcerated, ulcerating, ulceration, ulcerative
    • syphilitic (any site) (early) (secondary) A51.39
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A51.39

      Other secondary syphilis of skin

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Syphilitic leukoderma
      • Syphilitic mucous patch
      Type 1 Excludes
      • late syphilitic leukoderma (A52.79)
      • perforating A52.79
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A52.79

        Other symptomatic late syphilis

          2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
        Applicable To
        • Late syphilitic leukoderma
        • Syphilis of adrenal gland
        • Syphilis of pituitary gland
        • Syphilis of thyroid gland
        • Syphilitic splenomegaly
        Type 1 Excludes
        • syphilitic leukoderma (secondary) (A51.39)
        • foot A52.11

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To A52.11
A52.00 Cardiovascular syphilis, unspecified
A52.01 Syphilitic aneurysm of aorta
A52.02 Syphilitic aortitis
A52.03 Syphilitic endocarditis
A52.04 Syphilitic cerebral arteritis
A52.05 Other cerebrovascular syphilis
A52.06 Other syphilitic heart involvement
A52.09 Other cardiovascular syphilis
A52.1 Symptomatic neurosyphilis
A52.10 …… unspecified
A52.11 Tabes dorsalis
A52.12 Other cerebrospinal syphilis
A52.13 Late syphilitic meningitis
A52.14 Late syphilitic encephalitis
A52.15 Late syphilitic neuropathy
A52.16 Charcôt's arthropathy (tabetic)
A52.17 General paresis
A52.19 Other symptomatic neurosyphilis
A52.2 Asymptomatic neurosyphilis
A52.3 Neurosyphilis, unspecified
A52.7 Other symptomatic late syphilis

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