2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A52.17

General paresis

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • A52.17 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM A52.17 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of A52.17 - other international versions of ICD-10 A52.17 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Dementia paralytica
The following code(s) above A52.17 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 A52.17:
  • A00-B99
    2020 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
    2020 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
  • General paresis - neurosyphilis
  • Syphilis, general paresis
ICD-10-CM A52.17 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 056 Degenerative nervous system disorders with mcc
  • 057 Degenerative nervous system disorders without mcc

Convert A52.17 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
Code annotations containing back-references to A52.17:
  • Code First: F02
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F02

    Dementia in other diseases classified elsewhere

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code First
    • the underlying physiological condition, such as:
    • Alzheimer's (G30.-)
    • cerebral lipidosis (E75.4)
    • Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (A81.0-)
    • dementia with Lewy bodies (G31.83)
    • dementia with Parkinsonism (G31.83)
    • epilepsy and recurrent seizures (G40.-)
    • frontotemporal dementia (G31.09)
    • hepatolenticular degeneration (E83.0)
    • human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] disease (B20)
    • Huntington's disease (G10)
    • hypercalcemia (E83.52)
    • hypothyroidism, acquired (E00-E03.-)
    • intoxications (T36-T65)
    • Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease (A81.0-)
    • multiple sclerosis (G35)
    • neurosyphilis (A52.17)
    • niacin deficiency [pellagra] (E52)
    • Parkinson's disease (G20)
    • Pick's disease (G31.01)
    • polyarteritis nodosa (M30.0)
    • prion disease (A81.9)
    • systemic lupus erythematosus (M32.-)
    • traumatic brain injury (S06.-)
    • trypanosomiasis (B56.-, B57.-)
    • vitamin B deficiency (E53.8)
    Includes
    • Major neurocognitive disorder in other diseases classified elsewhere
    Type 2 Excludes
    • dementia in alcohol and psychoactive substance disorders (F10-F19, with .17, .27, .97)
    • vascular dementia (F01.5-)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to A52.17:
  • Bayle's disease A52.17 (general paresis)
  • Convulsions (idiopathic) R56.9
    - see also Seizure(s)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R56.9

    Unspecified convulsions

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Convulsion disorder
    • Fit NOS
    • Recurrent convulsions
    • Seizure(s) (convulsive) NOS
    • paretic A52.17
  • Dementia (degenerative (primary)) (old age) (persisting) F03.90
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F03.90

    Unspecified dementia without behavioral disturbance

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Adult Dx (15-124 years)
    Applicable To
    • Dementia NOS
    • in (due to)
    • paralytica, paralytic (syphilitic) A52.17
      • with behavioral disturbance A52.17
    • paretic A52.17
    • progressive, syphilitic A52.17
  • Encephalopathy (acute) G93.40
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G93.40

    Encephalopathy, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • in (due to) (with)
      • syphilis A52.17
  • Erb's
    • palsy, paralysis (brachial) (birth) (newborn) P14.0
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P14.0

      Erb's paralysis due to birth injury

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Code on Newborn Record
      • spinal A52.17 (spastic)
  • Lissauer's paralysis A52.17
  • Neurosyphilis (arrested) (early) (gumma) (late) (latent) (recurrent) (relapse) A52.3
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A52.3

    Neurosyphilis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Gumma (syphilitic)
    • Syphilis (late)
    • Syphiloma
  • Paralysis, paralytic (complete) (incomplete) G83.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G83.9

    Paralytic syndrome, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • with
      • syphilis A52.17
    • ataxic (hereditary) G11.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G11.9

      Hereditary ataxia, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Hereditary cerebellar ataxia NOS
      • Hereditary cerebellar degeneration
      • Hereditary cerebellar disease
      • Hereditary cerebellar syndrome
      • general A52.17 (syphilitic)
    • general (progressive) (syphilitic) A52.17
    • progressive (atrophic) (bulbar) (spinal) G12.22
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G12.22

      Progressive bulbar palsy

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      • general A52.17
    • spastic G83.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G83.9

      Paralytic syndrome, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      • syphilitic A52.17 (spinal)
    • spinal (cord) G83.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G83.9

      Paralytic syndrome, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • dementia A52.17
    • Erb's syphilitic spastic spinal A52.17
    • Lissauer's A52.17
    • syphilitic spastic spinal A52.17 (Erb's)
  • Paraplegia (lower) G82.20
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G82.20

    Paraplegia, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • spastic
      • Erb's spinal, syphilitic A52.17
    • syphilitic A52.17 (spastic)
  • Paresis - see also Paralysis
  • Syphilis, syphilitic (acquired) A53.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A53.9

    Syphilis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 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

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Gumma (syphilitic)
      • Syphilis (late)
      • Syphiloma
    • cerebral A52.17
      • sclerosis A52.17
    • dementia paralytica A52.17
    • general A53.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A53.9

      Syphilis, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 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)
    • late A52.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A52.9

      Late syphilis, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      • paresis A52.17
    • paralysis A52.17
    • paresis (general) A52.17
    • sclerosis
      • cerebral A52.17
    • taboparesis A52.17
    • brain A52.17
    • hemiparesis A52.17
    • hemiplegia A52.17
    • Lissauer's paralysis A52.17
    • monoplegia A52.17
    • pontine lesion A52.17
    • spastic spinal paralysis A52.17
  • Tabes, tabetic A52.10
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A52.10

    Symptomatic neurosyphilis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • with
      • paralysis, general A52.17
      • paresis A52.17 (general)
    • paralysis, insane, general A52.17
    • spasmodic A52.17
  • Taboparalysis A52.17
  • Taboparesis (remission) A52.17
  • Tumor - see also Neoplasm, unspecified behavior, by site
    • syphilitic, brain A52.17

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To A52.17
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
A52.75 Syphilis of kidney and ureter
A52.76 Other genitourinary symptomatic late syphilis

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