Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
Infections with a predominantly sexual mode of transmission
2018/2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A54
2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
- A54 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
- The 2018/2019 edition of ICD-10-CM A54 became effective on October 1, 2018.
- This is the American ICD-10-CM version of A54 - other international versions of ICD-10 A54 may differ.
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that may be applicable to A54
- A common sexually transmitted bacterial infection caused by neisseria gonorrhea. It is transmitted through vaginal, oral, or anal intercourse. Infected individuals may be asymptomatic. Symptoms in males include burning sensation during urination, discharge from the penis, and painful swelling of the testes. Symptoms in females include painful urination, vaginal discharge, and vaginal bleeding between periods. If untreated, the infection may lead to pelvic inflammatory disease.
- Acute infectious disease characterized by primary invasion of the urogenital tract. The etiologic agent, neisseria gonorrhoeae, was isolated by neisser in 1879.
- Acute infectious disease characterized by primary invasion of the urogenital tract; the etiologic agent is neisseria gonorrhoeae.
- Gonorrhea is a curable sexually transmitted disease. It is most common in young adults. The bacteria that cause gonorrhea can infect the genital tract, mouth or anus. Gonorrhea does not always cause symptoms, especially in women. In men, gonorrhea can cause pain when urinating and discharge from the penis. If untreated, it can cause epididymitis, which affects the testicles and can lead to infertility. In women, gonorrhea can cause bleeding between periods, pain when urinating and increased discharge from the vagina. If untreated, it can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, which causes problems with pregnancy and infertility. Gonorrhea can pass from mother to baby during pregnancy. You can cure gonorrhea with antibiotics prescribed by your health care provider. Correct usage of latex condoms greatly reduces, but does not eliminate, the risk of catching or spreading gonorrhea. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- 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 A54:
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To A54
Syphilis of kidney and ureter
Other genitourinary symptomatic late syphilis
Syphilis of bone and joint
Syphilis of other musculoskeletal tissue
Other symptomatic late syphilis
Late syphilis, latent
Late syphilis, unspecified
Other and unspecified syphilis
Latent syphilis, unspecified as early or late
Gonococcal infection of lower genitourinary tract without periurethral or accessory gland abscess
Gonococcal infection of lower genitourinary tract, unspecified
Gonococcal cystitis and urethritis, unspecified
Gonococcal vulvovaginitis, unspecified
Gonococcal cervicitis, unspecified
Other gonococcal infection of lower genitourinary tract
Gonococcal infection of lower genitourinary tract with periurethral and accessory gland abscess
Gonococcal pelviperitonitis and other gonococcal genitourinary infection
Gonococcal infection of kidney and ureter
Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.