2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A52.8

Late syphilis, latent

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • A52.8 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 A52.8 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of A52.8 - other international versions of ICD-10 A52.8 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Syphilis (acquired) without clinical manifestations, with positive serological reaction and negative spinal fluid test, two years or more after infection
The following code(s) above A52.8 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 A52.8:
  • 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 latent syphilis
  • Syphilis, late latent
ICD-10-CM A52.8 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 A52.8 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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to A52.8:
  • 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)
    • late A52.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A52.9

      Late syphilis, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    • latent A53.0
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A53.0

      Latent syphilis, unspecified as early or late

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Latent syphilis NOS
      • Positive serological reaction for syphilis
      • follow-up of latent syphilis A53.0
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A53.0

        Latent syphilis, unspecified as early or late

          2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
        Applicable To
        • Latent syphilis NOS
        • Positive serological reaction for syphilis
        • late, or 2 years or more after infection A52.8
      • positive serology (only finding) A53.0
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A53.0

        Latent syphilis, unspecified as early or late

          2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
        Applicable To
        • Latent syphilis NOS
        • Positive serological reaction for syphilis
        • late, or 2 years or more after infection A52.8
      • late, or 2 years or more after infection A52.8

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To A52.8
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
A54.03 Gonococcal cervicitis, unspecified

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.