2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A53.0

Latent syphilis, unspecified as early or late

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • A53.0 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 A53.0 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of A53.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 A53.0 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Latent syphilis NOS
  • Positive serological reaction for syphilis
The following code(s) above A53.0 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 A53.0:
  • 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
  • Latent syphilis
  • Syphilis latent
Clinical Information
  • A stage of syphilis characterized by the serologic evidence of infection by treponema pallidum without evidence of accompanying signs or symptoms related to the disease.
ICD-10-CM A53.0 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 A53.0 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 A53.0:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To A53.0
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
A54.09 Other gonococcal infection of lower genitourinary tract
A54.1 Gonococcal infection of lower genitourinary tract with periurethral and accessory gland abscess
A54.2 Gonococcal pelviperitonitis and other gonococcal genitourinary infection

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