A52.7 - Other symptomatic late syphilis

Version 2023
Short Description:Other symptomatic late syphilis
Long Description:Other symptomatic late syphilis
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Infections with a predominantly sexual mode of transmission (A50-A64)
      • Late syphilis (A52)

A52.7 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other symptomatic late syphilis. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Specific Coding for Other symptomatic late syphilis

Non-specific codes like A52.7 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for other symptomatic late syphilis:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use A52.71 for Late syphilitic oculopathy
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use A52.72 for Syphilis of lung and bronchus
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use A52.73 for Symptomatic late syphilis of other respiratory organs
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use A52.74 for Syphilis of liver and other viscera
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use A52.75 for Syphilis of kidney and ureter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use A52.76 for Other genitourinary symptomatic late syphilis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use A52.77 for Syphilis of bone and joint
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use A52.78 for Syphilis of other musculoskeletal tissue
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use A52.79 for Other symptomatic late syphilis

Patient Education


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. If your or your partner is allergic to latex, you can use polyurethane condoms. The most reliable way to avoid infection is to not have anal, vaginal, or oral sex.

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