ICD-10-CM Code A50.4
Late congenital neurosyphilis [juvenile neurosyphilis]
Non-Billable CodeNon-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
ICD Code A50.4 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the seven child codes of A50.4 that describes the diagnosis 'late congenital neurosyphilis [juvenile neurosyphilis]' in more detail.
- A50.4 Late congenital neurosyphilis [juvenile neurosyphilis] NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code A50 is used to code Syphilis
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum subspecies pallidum. The signs and symptoms of syphilis vary depending in which of the four stages it presents (primary, secondary, latent, and tertiary). The primary stage classically presents with a single chancre (a firm, painless, non-itchy skin ulceration) but there may be multiple sores. In secondary syphilis a diffuse rash which frequently involves the palms of the hands and soles of the feet occurs. There may also be sores in the mouth or vagina. In latent syphilis there are little to no symptoms which can last for years. In tertiary syphilis there are gummas (soft non-cancerous growths), neurological, or heart symptoms. Syphilis has, however, been known as "the great imitator" as it may cause symptoms similar to many other diseases.
|MeSH Codes:||D013587, D013587, D013587, D013587, D013587, D013587, D013587, D013587|
|ICD 9 Codes:||90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97|
Electron micrograph of Treponema pallidum
Coding Notes for A50.4 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Additional Code Note:
Use Additional CodeUse Additional Code note means a second code must be used in conjunction with this code. Codes with this note are Etiology codes and must be followed by a Manifestation code or codes.
- Code to identify any associated mental disorder
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Hutchinson's triad - instead, use code A50.53
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Dementia paralytica juvenilis (disorder)
Coding Advice SNOMET-CT
- Possible requirement for additional code to fully describe disease or condition
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'A50.4 - Late congenital neurosyphilis [juvenile neurosyphilis]'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code A50.4. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.