2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A52.15

Late syphilitic neuropathy

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • A52.15 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 A52.15 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of A52.15 - other international versions of ICD-10 A52.15 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Late syphilitic acoustic neuritis
  • Late syphilitic optic (nerve) atrophy
  • Late syphilitic polyneuropathy
  • Late syphilitic retrobulbar neuritis
The following code(s) above A52.15 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 A52.15:
  • 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
ICD-10-CM A52.15 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 A52.15 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 A52.15:
  • Type 1 Excludes: G53
    , G59
    , H46.1
    , H93.3
    , H94.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G53

    Cranial nerve disorders in diseases classified elsewhere

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code Manifestation Code
    Code First
    • underlying disease, such as:
    • neoplasm (C00-D49)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • multiple cranial nerve palsy in sarcoidosis (D86.82)
    • multiple cranial nerve palsy in syphilis (A52.15)
    • postherpetic geniculate ganglionitis (B02.21)
    • postherpetic trigeminal neuralgia (B02.22)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G59

    Mononeuropathy in diseases classified elsewhere

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code Manifestation Code
    Code First
    • underlying disease
    Type 1 Excludes
    • diabetic mononeuropathy (E08-E13 with .41)
    • syphilitic nerve paralysis (A52.19)
    • syphilitic neuritis (A52.15)
    • tuberculous mononeuropathy (A17.83)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H46.1

    Retrobulbar neuritis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Retrobulbar neuritis NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • syphilitic retrobulbar neuritis (A52.15)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H93.3

    Disorders of acoustic nerve

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Disorder of 8th cranial nerve
    Type 1 Excludes
    • acoustic neuroma (D33.3)
    • syphilitic acoustic neuritis (A52.15)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H94.0

    Acoustic neuritis in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code First
    • underlying disease, such as:
    • parasitic disease (B65-B89)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • acoustic neuritis (in):
    • herpes zoster (B02.29)
    • syphilis (A52.15)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to A52.15:
  • Atrophy, atrophic (of)
    • nerve - see also Disorder, nerve
    • optic (nerve) H47.20
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H47.20

      Unspecified optic atrophy

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • Deafness (acquired) (complete) (hereditary) (partial) H91.9-
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H91.9-

    Unspecified hearing loss

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Deafness NOS
    • High frequency deafness
    • Low frequency deafness
    • syphilitic A52.15
  • Disturbance(s) - see also Disease
    • neuromuscular mechanism A52.15 (eye)
  • Neuritis (rheumatoid) M79.2
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M79.2

    Neuralgia and neuritis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • acoustic (nerve) H93.3
      - see also subcategory
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H93.3

      Disorders of acoustic nerve

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Disorder of 8th cranial nerve
      Type 1 Excludes
      • acoustic neuroma (D33.3)
      • syphilitic acoustic neuritis (A52.15)
      • syphilitic A52.15
    • retrobulbar - see also Neuritis, optic, retrobulbar
      • in (due to)
        • late syphilis A52.15
      • syphilitic A52.15
    • syphilitic A52.15
  • 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
    • optic atrophy A52.15
  • Paralysis, paralytic (complete) (incomplete) G83.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G83.9

    Paralytic syndrome, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    • nerve - see also Disorder, nerve
      • syphilitic A52.15
  • Polyneuropathy (peripheral) G62.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G62.9

    Polyneuropathy, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Neuropathy NOS
  • 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)
    • cerebral A52.17
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A52.17

      General paresis

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Dementia paralytica
      • nerves A52.15 (multiple palsies)
    • cranial nerve A52.15
      • multiple palsies A52.15
    • ear 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)
      • inner 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)
        • nerve A52.15 (eighth)
        • neurorecurrence A52.15
    • nerve palsy (any cranial nerve) A52.15
      • multiple A52.15
    • neuritis A52.15
      • acoustic A52.15
    • acoustic nerve A52.15
    • eighth nerve A52.15 (neuritis)
    • optic nerve A52.15 (atrophy) (neuritis) (papilla)
    • retrobulbar neuritis A52.15
    • seventh nerve A52.15 (paralysis)

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To A52.15
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
A52.71 Late syphilitic oculopathy
A52.72 Syphilis of lung and bronchus
A52.73 Symptomatic late syphilis of other respiratory organs
A52.74 Syphilis of liver and other viscera

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