Valid for Submission
A54.1 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of gonococcal infection of lower genitourinary tract with periurethral and accessory gland abscess. The code A54.1 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 A54.1 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abscess gonococcal, abscess of urethral gland, abscess of vulva, acute gonococcal bartholinitis, acute pelvic inflammatory disease , acute vulvitis, 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 A54.1:
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.
- Gonococcal Bartholin's gland abscess
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 A54.1 are found in the index:
- - Abscess (connective tissue) (embolic) (fistulous) (infective) (metastatic) (multiple) (pernicious) (pyogenic) (septic) - L02.91
- - Gonococcus, gonococcal (disease) (infection) - See Also: condition; - A54.9
- - Gonorrhea (acute) (chronic) - A54.9
- - Bartholin's gland (acute) (chronic) (purulent) - A54.02
- - Cowper's gland (with abscess) - A54.1
- - lower genitourinary tract - A54.00
- - urethra - A54.01
- - Urethritis (anterior) (posterior) - N34.2
- - Vaginitis (acute) (circumscribed) (diffuse) (emphysematous) (nonvenereal) (ulcerative) - N76.0
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Abscess gonococcal
- Abscess of urethral gland
- Abscess of vulva
- Acute gonococcal bartholinitis
- Acute pelvic inflammatory disease
- Acute vulvitis
- Chronic gonococcal bartholinitis
- Gonococcal bartholinitis
- Infection of Bartholin gland
- Infection of lower genitourinary tract co-occurrent with abscess of periurethral gland caused by Gonococcus
- Periurethral abscess
- Periurethral abscess caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae
- Urethral abscess
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert A54.1 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code A54.1 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
Also called: The clap
Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease. It is most common in young adults. The bacteria that cause gonorrhea can infect the genital tract, mouth, or anus. You can get gonorrhea during vaginal, oral, or anal sex with an infected partner. A pregnant woman can pass it to her baby during childbirth.
Gonorrhea does not always cause symptoms. In men, gonorrhea can cause pain when urinating and discharge from the penis. If untreated, it can cause problems with the prostate and testicles.
In women, the early symptoms of gonorrhea often are mild. Later, it can cause bleeding between periods, pain when urinating, and increased discharge from the vagina. If untreated, it can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, which causes problems with pregnancy and infertility.
Your health care provider will diagnose gonorrhea with lab tests. Treatment is with antibiotics. Treating gonorrhea is becoming more difficult because drug-resistant strains are increasing. Correct usage of latex condoms greatly reduces, but does not eliminate, the risk of catching or spreading gonorrhea. 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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