ICD-10 Diagnosis Code A54.02

Gonococcal vulvovaginitis, unspecified

Diagnosis Code A54.02

ICD-10: A54.02
Short Description: Gonococcal vulvovaginitis, unspecified
Long Description: Gonococcal vulvovaginitis, unspecified
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code A54.02

Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
    • Infections with a predominantly sexual mode of transmission (A50-A64)
      • Gonococcal infection (A54)

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Diagnoses for females only Additional informationCallout TooltipDiagnoses for females only
Diagnoses for females only.

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code A54.02 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Acute gonococcal vulvovaginitis
  • Acute gonorrhea of lower genitourinary tract
  • Acute pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Acute vaginitis
  • Acute vulvitis
  • Acute vulvovaginitis
  • Chronic gonococcal vulvovaginitis
  • Chronic gonorrhea lower genitourinary tract
  • Chronic vaginitis
  • Chronic vulvitis
  • Chronic vulvovaginitis
  • Gonococcal vulvovaginitis
  • Gonococcal vulvovaginitis
  • Neonatal gonococcal infection
  • Neonatal gonococcal vulvovaginitis

Information for Patients


Also called: The clap

Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease. It is most common in young adults. The bacteria that cause gonorrhea can infect the genital tract, mouth, or anus. You can get gonorrhea during vaginal, oral, or anal sex with an infected partner. A pregnant woman can pass it to her baby during childbirth.

Gonorrhea does not always cause symptoms. In men, gonorrhea can cause pain when urinating and discharge from the penis. If untreated, it can cause problems with the prostate and testicles.

In women, the early symptoms of gonorrhea often are mild. Later, it can cause bleeding between periods, pain when urinating, and increased discharge from the vagina. If untreated, it can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, which causes problems with pregnancy and infertility.

Your health care provider will diagnose gonorrhea with lab tests. Treatment is with antibiotics. Treating gonorrhea is becoming more difficult because drug-resistant strains are increasing. Correct usage of latex condoms greatly reduces, but does not eliminate, the risk of catching or spreading gonorrhea.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • Condom Fact Sheet in Brief (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Endocervical gram stain
  • Gonococcal arthritis
  • Gonorrhea (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Gonorrhea
  • Rectal culture
  • Urethral discharge culture

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Vaginal Diseases

Vaginal problems are some of the most common reasons women go to the doctor. They may have symptoms such as

  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Pain
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Discharge

Often, the problem is vaginitis, an inflammation of the vagina. The main symptom is smelly vaginal discharge, but some women have no symptoms. Common causes are bacterial infections, trichomoniasis, and yeast infections.

Some other causes of vaginal symptoms include sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal cancer, and vulvar cancer. Treatment of vaginal problems depends on the cause.

  • Bacterial Vaginosis (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Bacterial vaginosis -- aftercare
  • Bartholin cyst or abscess
  • Imperforate hymen
  • Vaginal cysts
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Vaginal itching and discharge - Adult and adolescent
  • Vaginal itching and discharge - child
  • Vaginal yeast infection
  • Vaginitis - self-care
  • Vulvovaginitis - overview

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Vulvar Disorders

The vulva is the external part of a woman's genitals. Some problems you can have with the vulvar area include

  • Bacterial or fungal infections
  • Skin problems due to allergy
  • Vulvar cancer
  • Vulvodynia, or vulvar pain

Symptoms may include redness, itching, pain, or cracks in the skin. Treatment depends on the cause.

  • Vulvovaginitis - overview

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