ICD-10-CM Code A50.5
Other late congenital syphilis, symptomatic
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 A50.5 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the eight child codes of A50.5 that describes the diagnosis 'other late congenital syphilis, symptomatic' in more detail.
- A50.5 Other late congenital syphilis, symptomatic 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 A50.5 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
- Any congenital syphilitic condition specified as late or manifest two years or more after birth.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'A50.5 - Other late congenital syphilis, symptomatic'
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