ICD-10 Diagnosis Code A51.39

Other secondary syphilis of skin

Diagnosis Code A51.39

ICD-10: A51.39
Short Description: Other secondary syphilis of skin
Long Description: Other secondary syphilis of skin
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code A51.39

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Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Infections with a predominantly sexual mode of transmission (A50-A64)
      • Early syphilis (A51)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code A51.39 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • Corona veneris
  • Early symptomatic syphilis
  • Macular eruption
  • Macular syphilide
  • Oral mucosal bacterial disease
  • Oral mucosal bacterial disease
  • Oral mucosal bacterial disease
  • Oral syphilis
  • Oral syphilis
  • Papular syphilide
  • Post-infective hypomelanosis
  • Pustular syphilide
  • Rash of secondary syphilis
  • Secondary symptomatic early syphilis
  • Secondary syphilis of anus
  • Secondary syphilis of mouth
  • Secondary syphilis of mucous membrane
  • Secondary syphilis of pharynx
  • Secondary syphilis of skin
  • Secondary syphilis of skin and mucous membrane
  • Secondary syphilis of tonsil
  • Secondary syphilis of vulva
  • Syphilitic leukoderma
  • Syphilitic mucosal ulceration
  • Syphilitic mucosal ulceration
  • Syphilitic oral snail track ulcer
  • Syphilitic punched out ulcer
  • Syphilitic skin disorder

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code A51.39 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Skin Infections

Your skin helps protect you from germs, but sometimes it can get infected by them. Some common types of skin infections are

  • Bacterial: Cellulitis and impetigo. Staphylococcal infections can also affect the skin.
  • Viral: Shingles, warts, and herpes simplex
  • Fungal: Athlete's foot and yeast infections
  • Parasitic: Body lice, head lice, and scabies

Treatment of skin infections depends on the cause.

  • Blastomycosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Boils (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Candida infection of the skin (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Carbuncle (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Donovanosis (granuloma inguinale) (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Ecthyma (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Erysipelas (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Molluscum contagiosum (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infection (Medical Encyclopedia)

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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 birth defects, 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.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • Condom Fact Sheet in Brief (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Congenital syphilis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • CSF-VDRL test (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • FTA-ABS test (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Neurosyphilis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • RPR test (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Syphilis (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Syphilis - primary (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Syphilis and MSM (Men Who Have Sex with Men) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • VDRL test (Medical Encyclopedia)

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