ICD-10-CM Code A54.24

Gonococcal female pelvic inflammatory disease

Version 2020 Billable Code Diagnoses For Females Only

Valid for Submission

A54.24 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of gonococcal female pelvic inflammatory disease. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code A54.24 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abscess gonococcal, abscess of fallopian tube, abscess of ovary, acute endometritis, acute gonococcal endometritis, acute gonococcal salpingitis, etc

The code A54.24 is applicable to female patients only. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a non-female patient.

Short Description:Gonococcal female pelvic inflammatory disease
Long Description:Gonococcal female pelvic inflammatory disease

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 A54.24:

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.
  • Gonococcal pelviperitonitis

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • gonococcal peritonitis A54.85

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 A54.24 are found in the index:

Code Edits

The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:

  • Diagnoses for females only - Medicare Code Editor detects inconsistencies between a patient’s sex and any diagnosis on the patient’s record, this code applies to FEMALES only .


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

  • Abscess gonococcal
  • Abscess of fallopian tube
  • Abscess of ovary
  • Acute endometritis
  • Acute gonococcal endometritis
  • Acute gonococcal salpingitis
  • Acute gonorrhea of upper genitourinary tract
  • Acute gonorrhea of upper genitourinary tract
  • Acute pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Acute pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Acute salpingitis
  • Acute uterine inflammatory disease
  • Chronic endometritis
  • Chronic gonococcal endometritis
  • Chronic gonococcal salpingitis
  • Chronic gonorrhea of upper genitourinary tract
  • Chronic gonorrhea of upper genitourinary tract
  • Chronic pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Chronic pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Chronic salpingitis
  • Fallopian tube infection
  • Fallopian tube infection
  • Female gonococcal pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Gonococcal endometritis
  • Gonococcal female pelvic infection
  • Gonococcal pelvic peritonitis
  • Gonococcal peritonitis
  • Gonococcal salpingitis
  • Gonococcal tubo-ovarian abscess
  • Gonorrhea of upper genitourinary tract
  • Gonorrhea of upper genitourinary tract
  • Gonorrhea of upper genitourinary tract
  • Infection of ovary
  • Tubo-ovarian abscess

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code A54.24 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 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.


Convert A54.24 to ICD-9

  • 098.16 - Gc endometritis (acute) (Approximate Flag)
  • 098.36 - Gc endometritis, chronic (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Infections with a predominantly sexual mode of transmission (A50-A64)
      • Gonococcal infection (A54)

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


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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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection and inflammation of the uterus, ovaries, and other female reproductive organs. It causes scarring in these organs. This can lead to infertility, ectopic pregnancy, pelvic pain, abscesses, and other serious problems. PID is the most common preventable cause of infertility in the United States.

Gonorrhea and chlamydia, two sexually transmitted diseases, are the most common causes of PID. Other bacteria can also cause it. You are at greater risk if you

  • Are sexually active and younger than 25
  • Have more than one sex partner
  • Douche

Some women have no symptoms. Others have pain in the lower abdomen, fever, smelly vaginal discharge, irregular bleeding, and pain during intercourse or urination. Doctors diagnose PID with a physical exam, lab tests, and imaging tests. Antibiotics can cure PID. Early treatment is important. Waiting too long increases the risk of infertility.

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