ICD-10-CM Code A52.03

Syphilitic endocarditis

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

A52.03 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of syphilitic endocarditis. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code A52.03 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like infective endocarditis of aortic valve, infective endocarditis of mitral valve, infective endocarditis of pulmonary valve, syphilis of mitral valve, syphilis of pulmonary valve, syphilis of tricuspid valve, etc

ICD-10:A52.03
Short Description:Syphilitic endocarditis
Long Description:Syphilitic endocarditis

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 A52.03:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion 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.
  • Syphilitic aortic valve incompetence or stenosis
  • Syphilitic mitral valve stenosis
  • Syphilitic pulmonary valve regurgitation

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 A52.03 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Infective endocarditis of aortic valve
  • Infective endocarditis of mitral valve
  • Infective endocarditis of pulmonary valve
  • Syphilis of mitral valve
  • Syphilis of pulmonary valve
  • Syphilis of tricuspid valve
  • Syphilitic aortic stenosis
  • Syphilitic endocarditis
  • Syphilitic endocarditis of aortic valve
  • Syphilitic endocarditis of mitral valve
  • Syphilitic endocarditis of pulmonary valve
  • Syphilitic endocarditis of tricuspid valve
  • Syphilitic valve disease
  • Syphilitic valvular endocarditis

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code A52.03 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2020.

  • 288 - ACUTE AND SUBACUTE ENDOCARDITIS WITH MCC
  • 289 - ACUTE AND SUBACUTE ENDOCARDITIS WITH CC
  • 290 - ACUTE AND SUBACUTE ENDOCARDITIS WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert A52.03 to ICD-9

  • 093.20 - Syphil endocarditis NOS (Approximate Flag)
  • 093.21 - Syphilitic mitral valve (Approximate Flag)
  • 093.22 - Syphilitic aortic valve (Approximate Flag)
  • 093.23 - Syphil tricuspid valve (Approximate Flag)
  • 093.24 - Syphil pulmonary valve (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Infections with a predominantly sexual mode of transmission (A50-A64)
      • Late syphilis (A52)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


Endocarditis

Endocarditis, also called infective endocarditis (IE), is an inflammation of the inner lining of the heart. The most common type, bacterial endocarditis, occurs when germs enter your heart. These germs come through your bloodstream from another part of your body, often your mouth. Bacterial endocarditis can damage your heart valves. If untreated, it can be life-threatening. It is rare in healthy hearts.

Risk factors include having

  • An abnormal or damaged heart valve
  • An artificial heart valve
  • Congenital heart defects

The signs and symptoms of IE can vary from person to person. They also can vary over time in the same person. Symptoms you might notice include fever, shortness of breath, fluid buildup in your arms or legs, tiny red spots on your skin, and weight loss. Your doctor will diagnose IE based on your risk factors, medical history, signs and symptoms, and lab and heart tests.

Early treatment can help you avoid complications. Treatment usually involves high-dose antibiotics. If your heart valve is damaged, you may need surgery.

If you're at risk for IE, brush and floss your teeth regularly, and have regular dental checkups. Germs from a gum infection can enter your bloodstream. If you are at high risk, your doctor might prescribe antibiotics before dental work and certain types of surgery.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


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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 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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