ICD-10 Diagnosis Code A53.0

Latent syphilis, unspecified as early or late

Diagnosis Code A53.0

ICD-10: A53.0
Short Description: Latent syphilis, unspecified as early or late
Long Description: Latent syphilis, unspecified as early or late
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code A53.0

Valid for Submission
The code A53.0 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Infections with a predominantly sexual mode of transmission (A50-A64)
      • Other and unspecified syphilis (A53)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code A53.0 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITH MCC 867
  • OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITH CC 868
  • OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC 869

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  • 097.1 - Latent syphilis NOS

Synonyms
  • Latent syphilis
  • Latent syphilis with positive serology
  • Syphilis titer test positive

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code A53.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Syphilis

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by bacteria. It infects the genital area, lips, mouth, or anus of both men and women. You usually get syphilis from sexual contact with someone who has it. It can also pass from mother to baby during pregnancy.

The early stage of syphilis usually causes a single, small, painless sore. Sometimes it causes swelling in nearby lymph nodes. If you do not treat it, syphilis usually causes a non-itchy skin rash, often on your hands and feet. Many people do not notice symptoms for years. Symptoms can go away and come back.

The sores caused by syphilis make it easier to get or give someone HIV during sex. If you are pregnant, syphilis can cause birth defects, or you could lose your baby. In rare cases, syphilis causes serious health problems and even death.

Syphilis is easy to cure with antibiotics if you catch it early. Correct usage of latex condoms greatly reduces, but does not completely eliminate, the risk of catching or spreading syphilis.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • Condom Fact Sheet in Brief (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Congenital syphilis
  • CSF-VDRL test
  • FTA-ABS test
  • Neurosyphilis
  • RPR test
  • Syphilis (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Syphilis - primary
  • Syphilis and MSM (Men Who Have Sex with Men) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • VDRL test


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