ICD-10 Diagnosis Code A57

Chancroid

Diagnosis Code A57

ICD-10: A57
Short Description: Chancroid
Long Description: Chancroid
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code A57

Valid for Submission
The code A57 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)
      • Chancroid (A57)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code A57 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 727 - INFLAMMATION OF THE MALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM WITH MCC
  • 728 - INFLAMMATION OF THE MALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM WITHOUT MCC

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Synonyms
  • Chancroid
  • Chancroid - anogenital ulcer
  • Chancroid - extragenital ulcer
  • Chancroid - latent infection
  • Infective dermatosis of male genitalia
  • Penile chancroid
  • Sexually transmitted bacterial disease affecting skin
  • Sexually transmitted bacterial disease affecting skin
  • Ulcer of penis
  • Vulval chancroid

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code A57 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Also called: STDs, Sexually transmitted infections, Venereal disease

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that are passed from one person to another through sexual contact. The causes of STDs are bacteria, parasites, yeast, and viruses. There are more than 20 types of STDs, including

  • Chlamydia
  • Genital herpes
  • Gonorrhea
  • HIV/AIDS
  • HPV
  • Syphilis
  • Trichomoniasis

Most STDs affect both men and women, but in many cases the health problems they cause can be more severe for women. If a pregnant woman has an STD, it can cause serious health problems for the baby.

Antibiotics can treat STDs caused by bacteria, yeast, or parasites. There is no cure for STDs caused by a virus, but medicines can often help with the symptoms and keep the disease under control.

Correct usage of latex condoms greatly reduces, but does not completely eliminate, the risk of catching or spreading STDs.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Chancroid (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Condom Fact Sheet in Brief (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Donovanosis (granuloma inguinale) (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Genital sores - female (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Genital sores - male (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Safe sex (Medical Encyclopedia)


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