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ICD-10-CM Code A52.15
Late syphilitic neuropathy

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

A52.15 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of late syphilitic neuropathy. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code A521 is used to code Tabes dorsalis

Tabes dorsalis, also known as syphilitic myelopathy, is a slow degeneration (specifically, demyelination) of the nerves primarily in the dorsal columns (posterior columns) of the spinal cord (the portion closest to the back of the body). These nerves normally help maintain a person's sense of position (proprioception), vibration, and discriminative touch.

Specialty: Infectious Disease
MeSH Codes: D013606, D009494, D009494, ,
ICD 9 Codes: 940, 904.0, 941, 948.9, 379.45
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Coding Notes for A52.15 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion 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.
Late syphilitic acoustic neuritis
Late syphilitic optic (nerve) atrophy
Late syphilitic polyneuropathy
Late syphilitic retrobulbar neuritis

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #056-057 - Degenerative nervous system disorders with MCC.
  • DRG Group #056-057 - Degenerative nervous system disorders without MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Syphilitic optic atrophy (disorder)
  • Syphilitic retrobulbar neuritis (disorder)
  • Syphilitic polyneuropathy (disorder)


Syphilitic optic atrophy (approximate match)
Syphilitic retrobulbar neuritis (approximate match)
Syphilitic acoustic neuritis (approximate match)
Other specified neurosyphilis (approximate match)
Polyneuropathy in other diseases classified elsewhere (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code A52.15 and a single ICD9 code, 357.4 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: A52.1 - Symptomatic neurosyphilis

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