2022 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A52.78

Syphilis of other musculoskeletal tissue

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  • A52.78 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2022 edition of ICD-10-CM A52.78 became effective on October 1, 2021.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of A52.78 - other international versions of ICD-10 A52.78 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Late syphilitic bursitis
  • Syphilis [stage unspecified] of bursa
  • Syphilis [stage unspecified] of muscle
  • Syphilis [stage unspecified] of synovium
  • Syphilis [stage unspecified] of tendon
The following code(s) above A52.78 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 A52.78:
  • A00-B99
    2022 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
    2022 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
  • Syphilitic bursitis
ICD-10-CM A52.78 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v39.0):
  • 557 Tendonitis, myositis and bursitis with mcc
  • 558 Tendonitis, myositis and bursitis without mcc

Convert A52.78 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
  • 2022 (effective 10/1/2021): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to A52.78:
  • Type 1 Excludes: M63
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M63

    Disorders of muscle in diseases classified elsewhere

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    Code First
    Type 1 Excludes
    • myopathy in cysticercosis (B69.81)
    • myopathy in endocrine diseases (G73.7)
    • myopathy in metabolic diseases (G73.7)
    • myopathy in sarcoidosis (D86.87)
    • myopathy in secondary syphilis (A51.49)
    • myopathy in syphilis (late) (A52.78)
    • myopathy in toxoplasmosis (B58.82)
    • myopathy in tuberculosis (A18.09)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to A52.78:
  • Atrophy, atrophic (of)
    • muscle, muscular (diffuse) (general) (idiopathic) (primary) M62.50
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M62.50

      Muscle wasting and atrophy, not elsewhere classified, unspecified site

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      • syphilitic A52.78
  • Bursitis M71.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M71.9

    Bursopathy, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Bursitis NOS
    • syphilitic A52.78
  • Leontiasis
  • Myositis M60.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M60.9

    Myositis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code
  • Synovitis M65.9
    - see also Tenosynovitis
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M65.9

    Synovitis and tenosynovitis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code
  • Syphilis, syphilitic (acquired) A53.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A53.9

    Syphilis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 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)
    • bursa A52.78 (late)
    • muscle A52.78
    • synovium A52.78
    • tendon A52.78 (late)
  • Tenosynovitis M65.9
    - see also Synovitis
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M65.9

    Synovitis and tenosynovitis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code
    • in (due to)
      • syphilis A52.78 (late)
  • Verneuil's disease A52.78 (syphilitic bursitis)

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To A52.78
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
A52.77 Syphilis of bone and joint
A52.78 Syphilis of other musculoskeletal tissue
A52.79 Other symptomatic late syphilis
A52.8 Late syphilis, latent
A52.9 Late syphilis, unspecified
A53 Other and unspecified syphilis
A53.0 Latent syphilis, unspecified as early or late
A53.9 Syphilis, unspecified
A54 Gonococcal infection
A54.0 Gonococcal infection of lower genitourinary tract without periurethral or accessory gland abscess
A54.00 Gonococcal infection of lower genitourinary tract, unspecified
A54.01 Gonococcal cystitis and urethritis, unspecified

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