ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Dec 13, 2017

See: Other and unspecified syphilis

  ICD-10 Code for Latent syphilis, unspecified as early or late A53.0

A53.0 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

A53.0 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 1 Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
Section A50-A64 Infections with a predominantly sexual mode of transmission (A50-A64)
Category A53 Other and unspecified syphilis

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1 No additional coding requirements necessary.
Inclusion Term
  • Latent syphilis NOS
  • Positive serological reaction for syphilis
See also ICD 10 code for

Related Terms to “Latent syphilis, unspecified as early or late”

  • Positive
    • serology for syphilis - A53.0
    • VDRL - A53.0
    • Wassermann reaction - A53.0
  • Serology for syphilis
    • positive - A53.0
    • reactivated - A53.0
  • Syphilis, syphilitic(acquired) - A53.9
    • latent - A53.0
      • date of infection unspecified - A53.0
      • follow-up of latent syphilis - A53.0
        • date of infection unspecified - A53.0
      • positive serology(only finding) - A53.0
        • date of infection unspecified - A53.0
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to A53.0 Latent syphilis, unspecified as early or late

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