ICD-10 Diagnosis Code A54.9

Gonococcal infection, unspecified

Diagnosis Code A54.9

ICD-10: A54.9
Short Description: Gonococcal infection, unspecified
Long Description: Gonococcal infection, unspecified
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code A54.9

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The code A54.9 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)
      • Gonococcal infection (A54)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code A54.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

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

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Synonyms
  • Chronic gonorrhea
  • Disease caused by Neisseria
  • Gonorrhea
  • Gonorrhea in mother complicating childbirth
  • Gonorrhea in mother complicating pregnancy, childbirth AND/OR puerperium
  • Gonorrhea in mother complicating pregnancy, childbirth AND/OR puerperium
  • Gonorrhea with local complication
  • Maternal gonorrhea during pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
  • Maternal gonorrhea during pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
  • Neisseria sicca or Neisseria subflava
  • Neisseria weaveri or Neisseria elongata
  • Neonatal gonococcal infection
  • Sexually transmitted infectious disease in mother complicating childbirth
  • Venereal disease in mother complicating pregnancy, childbirth AND/OR puerperium
  • Venereal disease in mother complicating pregnancy, childbirth AND/OR puerperium

Information for Patients


Gonorrhea

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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