Valid for Submission
A57 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of chancroid. The code A57 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 A57 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like chancroid, chancroid - anogenital ulcer, chancroid - extragenital ulcer, chancroid - latent infection, infective dermatosis of female genitalia , penile chancroid, 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 guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code A57:
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.
- Ulcus molle
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 A57 are found in the index:
- - Abscess (connective tissue) (embolic) (fistulous) (infective) (metastatic) (multiple) (pernicious) (pyogenic) (septic) - L02.91
- - Balanitis (circinata) (erosiva) (gangrenosa) (phagedenic) (vulgaris) - N48.1
- - due to Haemophilus ducreyi - A57
- - Bubo - I88.8
- - Chancre (any genital site) (hard) (hunterian) (mixed) (primary) (seronegative) (seropositive) (syphilitic) - A51.0
- - Ducrey's chancre - A57
- - Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) - B99.9
- - Nisbet's chancre - A57
- - Virulent bubo - A57
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Chancroid - anogenital ulcer
- Chancroid - extragenital ulcer
- Chancroid - latent infection
- Infective dermatosis of female genitalia
- Penile chancroid
- Vulval chancroid
- CHANCROID-. acute localized autoinoculable infectious disease usually acquired through sexual contact. caused by haemophilus ducreyi it occurs endemically almost worldwide especially in tropical and subtropical countries and more commonly in seaports and urban areas than in rural areas.
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
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Information for Patients
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Also called: STDs, Sexually transmitted infections, Venereal disease
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that are passed from one person to another through sexual contact. The causes of STDs are bacteria, parasites, yeast, and viruses. There are more than 20 types of STDs, including
- Genital herpes
Most STDs affect both men and women, but in many cases the health problems they cause can be more severe for women. If a pregnant woman has an STD, it can cause serious health problems for the baby.
Antibiotics can treat STDs caused by bacteria, yeast, or parasites. There is no cure for STDs caused by a virus, but medicines can often help with the symptoms and keep the disease under control.
Correct usage of latex condoms greatly reduces, but does not completely eliminate, the risk of catching or spreading STDs. The most reliable way to avoid infection is to not have anal, vaginal, or oral sex.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Chancroid (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Condom Fact Sheet in Brief (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
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- Genital sores - female (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Genital sores - male (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Safe sex (Medical Encyclopedia)
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