Valid for Submission
A52.78 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of syphilis of other musculoskeletal tissue. The code A52.78 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code A52.78 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like bursitis caused by bacterial infection, bursitis caused by late syphilis, infectious disorder of tendon, syphilis of muscle, syphilis of synovium , syphilis of tendon, 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 coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code A52.78:
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.
- Late syphilitic bursitis
- Syphilis stage unspecified of bursa
- Syphilis stage unspecified of muscle
- Syphilis stage unspecified of synovium
- Syphilis stage unspecified of tendon
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 A52.78 are found in the index:
- - Atrophy, atrophic (of)
- - Synovitis - See Also: Tenosynovitis; - M65.9
- - Syphilis, syphilitic (acquired) - A53.9
- - Verneuil's disease (syphilitic bursitis) - A52.78
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Bursitis caused by bacterial infection
- Bursitis caused by late syphilis
- Infectious disorder of tendon
- Syphilis of muscle
- Syphilis of synovium
- Syphilis of tendon
- Syphilitic bursitis
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
|MS-DRG||MS-DRG Title||MCD||Relative Weight|
|557||TENDONITIS, MYOSITIS AND BURSITIS WITH MCC||08||1.3939|
|558||TENDONITIS, MYOSITIS AND BURSITIS WITHOUT MCC||08||0.8583|
The relative weight of a diagnostic related group determines the reimbursement rate based on the severity of a patient's illness and the associated cost of care during hospitalization.
Convert A52.78 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code A52.78 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. 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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