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ICD-10-CM Code A52.17
General paresis

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

A52.17 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of general paresis. 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 A52.17 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.
Dementia paralytica

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

  • Taboparesis (disorder)
  • General paresis - neurosyphilis (disorder)
  • Spastic spinal syphilitic paralysis (disorder)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'A52.17 - General paresis'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code A52.17. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Taboparalysis (A52.17)
Taboparesis(remission) (A52.17)
Lissauer's paralysis (A52.17)


General paresis (exact match)

This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 094.1 was previously used, A52.17 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: A52.1 - Symptomatic neurosyphilis

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