Valid for Submission
A51.49 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other secondary syphilitic conditions. The code A51.49 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code A51.49 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like nail dystrophy due to secondary syphilis, secondary symptomatic early syphilis, secondary syphilis, secondary syphilis of viscera, secondary syphilis relapse , secondary syphilis, relapse , etc.
Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries
The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code A51.49:
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Secondary syphilitic lymphadenopathy
- Secondary syphilitic myositis
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code A51.49 are found in the index:
- - Syphilis, syphilitic (acquired) - A53.9
- - adenopathy (secondary) - A51.49
- - early - A51.9
- - lymph gland (early) (secondary) - A51.49
- - lymphadenitis (secondary) - A51.49
- - secondary (and primary) - A51.49
- - viscera (abdominal) (late) - A52.74
- - secondary - A51.49
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Nail dystrophy due to secondary syphilis
- Secondary symptomatic early syphilis
- Secondary syphilis
- Secondary syphilis of viscera
- Secondary syphilis relapse
- Secondary syphilis, relapse
- Secondary syphilis, relapse
- Secondary syphilitic adenopathy
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert A51.49 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code A51.49 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
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 complications, 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. The most reliable way to avoid infection is to not have anal, vaginal, or oral sex.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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