2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A52.79

Other symptomatic late syphilis

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • A52.79 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 A52.79 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of A52.79 - other international versions of ICD-10 A52.79 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Late syphilitic leukoderma
  • Syphilis of adrenal gland
  • Syphilis of pituitary gland
  • Syphilis of thyroid gland
  • Syphilitic splenomegaly
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as A52.79. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • syphilitic leukoderma (secondary) (
    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)
    A51.39
    )
The following code(s) above A52.79 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 A52.79:
  • 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
  • Late syphilitic leukoderma
  • Late syphilitic splenomegaly
ICD-10-CM A52.79 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 A52.79 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 A52.79:
  • Code First: D63.8
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D63.8

    Anemia in other chronic diseases classified elsewhere

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code Manifestation Code
    Code First
  • Type 1 Excludes: A51.39
    , K23
    , D73.1
    , D77
    , E35
    , L99
    , H94.8
    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)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K23

    Disorders of esophagus in diseases classified elsewhere

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code Manifestation Code
    Code First
    • underlying disease, such as:
    • congenital syphilis (A50.5)
    Type 1 Excludes
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D73.1

    Hypersplenism

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • neutropenic splenomegaly (D73.81)
    • primary splenic neutropenia (D73.81)
    • splenitis, splenomegaly in late syphilis (A52.79)
    • splenitis, splenomegaly in tuberculosis (A18.85)
    • splenomegaly NOS (R16.1)
    • splenomegaly congenital (Q89.0)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D77

    Other disorders of blood and blood-forming organs in diseases classified elsewhere

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code Manifestation Code
    Code First
    Type 1 Excludes
    • rupture of spleen due to Plasmodium vivax malaria (B51.0)
    • splenitis, splenomegaly in late syphilis (A52.79)
    • splenitis, splenomegaly in tuberculosis (A18.85)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code E35

    Disorders of endocrine glands in diseases classified elsewhere

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code Manifestation Code
    Code First
    • underlying disease, such as:
    • late congenital syphilis of thymus gland [Dubois disease] (A50.5)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • Echinococcus granulosus infection of thyroid gland (B67.3)
    • meningococcal hemorrhagic adrenalitis (A39.1)
    • syphilis of endocrine gland (A52.79)
    • tuberculosis of adrenal gland, except calcification (A18.7)
    • tuberculosis of endocrine gland NEC (A18.82)
    • tuberculosis of thyroid gland (A18.81)
    • Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome (A39.1)
    Use Additional
    • code, if applicable, to identify:
    • sequelae of tuberculosis of other organs (B90.8)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L99

    Other disorders of skin and subcutaneous tissue in diseases classified elsewhere

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code Manifestation Code
    Code First
    • underlying disease, such as:
    • amyloidosis (E85.-)
    Type 1 Excludes
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H94.8

    Other specified disorders of ear in diseases classified elsewhere

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code First
    • underlying disease, such as:
    • congenital syphilis (A50.0)
    Type 1 Excludes

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to A52.79:
  • Anemia (essential) (general) (hemoglobin deficiency) (infantile) (primary) (profound) D64.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D64.9

    Anemia, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    • syphilitic A52.79 (acquired) (late)
  • Atrophoderma, atrophodermia (of) L90.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L90.9

    Atrophic disorder of skin, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    • maculatum L90.8
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L90.8

      Other atrophic disorders of skin

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      • et striatum L90.8
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L90.8

        Other atrophic disorders of skin

          2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
        • due to syphilis A52.79
  • Atrophy, atrophic (of)
    • macular (dermatological) L90.8
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L90.8

      Other atrophic disorders of skin

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      • syphilitic, skin 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)
        • striated A52.79
    • striate (skin) L90.6
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L90.6

      Striae atrophicae

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      • syphilitic A52.79
  • Babinski's syndrome A52.79
  • Gumma (syphilitic) A52.79
    • palate A52.79 (soft)
    • pituitary A52.79
    • skin A52.79
    • specified site NEC A52.79
    • tongue A52.79
  • Labyrinthitis (circumscribed) (destructive) (diffuse) (inner ear) (latent) (purulent) (suppurative) H83.0
    - see also subcategory
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H83.0

    Labyrinthitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    • syphilitic A52.79
  • Leukoderma, leukodermia NEC L81.5
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L81.5

    Leukoderma, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    • syphilitic 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)
      • late A52.79
  • Leukoplakia
    • syphilitic A52.79 (late)
  • Lymphadenitis I88.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I88.9

    Nonspecific lymphadenitis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Lymphadenitis NOS
    • syphilitic (early) (secondary) A51.49
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A51.49

      Other secondary syphilitic conditions

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Secondary syphilitic lymphadenopathy
      • Secondary syphilitic myositis
      • late A52.79
  • Perforation, perforated (nontraumatic) (of)
    • palate Q35.9
      - see also Cleft, palate
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q35.9

      Cleft palate, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
      Applicable To
      • Cleft palate NOS
      • syphilitic A52.79
    • palatine vault Q35.1
      - see also Cleft, palate, hard
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q35.1

      Cleft hard palate

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    • uvula K13.79
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K13.79

      Other lesions of oral mucosa

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Focal oral mucinosis
      • syphilitic A52.79
  • Rupia (syphilitic) 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)
    • tertiary A52.79
  • Splenomegaly, splenomegalia (Bengal) (cryptogenic) (idiopathic) (tropical) R16.1
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R16.1

    Splenomegaly, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Splenomegaly NOS
  • Stenosis, stenotic (cicatricial) - see also Stricture
    • esophagus K22.2
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K22.2

      Esophageal obstruction

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Compression of esophagus
      • Constriction of esophagus
      • Stenosis of esophagus
      • Stricture of esophagus
      Type 1 Excludes
      • congenital stenosis or stricture of esophagus (Q39.3)
  • Stricture - see also Stenosis
    • esophagus K22.2
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K22.2

      Esophageal obstruction

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Compression of esophagus
      • Constriction of esophagus
      • Stenosis of esophagus
      • Stricture of esophagus
      Type 1 Excludes
      • congenital stenosis or stricture of esophagus (Q39.3)
    • syphilitic NEC A52.79
  • Syphilid 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)
    • tubercular A52.79 (late)
  • 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)
    • ear A52.79
    • gumma NEC A52.79
    • late A52.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A52.9

      Late syphilis, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      • specified site NEC A52.79
      • symptomatic or with manifestations A52.79
    • leukoderma 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)
      • late A52.79
    • lip 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)
      • late A52.79
    • lymph gland (early) (secondary) A51.49
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A51.49

      Other secondary syphilitic conditions

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Secondary syphilitic lymphadenopathy
      • Secondary syphilitic myositis
      • late A52.79
    • macular atrophy of skin 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)
      • striated A52.79
    • mouth (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)
      • late A52.79
    • mucocutaneous (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)
      • late A52.79
    • mucous
      • membrane (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)
        • late A52.79
    • skin (with ulceration) (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)
      • late or tertiary A52.79
    • tertiary A52.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A52.9

      Late syphilis, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      • with symptoms NEC A52.79
      • multiple NEC A52.79
      • specified site NEC A52.79
    • 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)
    • abdomen A52.79 (late)
    • adrenal A52.79 (gland) (with cortical hypofunction)
    • anemia A52.79 (late)
    • breast A52.79 (late)
    • esophagus A52.79
    • internal ear A52.79
    • lienitis A52.79
    • nodular superficial A52.79 (late)
    • palate A52.79 (late)
    • peripheral nerve A52.79
    • pituitary A52.79 (gland)
    • spleen A52.79
    • splenomegaly A52.79
    • thymus A52.79 (gland) (late)
    • thyroid A52.79 (late)
    • tongue A52.79 (late)
    • uvula A52.79 (late) (perforated)
  • Syphiloma A52.79
  • 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)

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To A52.79
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
A54.02 Gonococcal vulvovaginitis, unspecified

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