A52.0: Cardiovascular syphilis
You have syphilis. The disease has damaged your heart or blood vessels.
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease. There are diseases that are particularly transmitted during sex. These diseases are also called sexually transmitted diseases. They are usually caused by specific pathogens. The pathogens can for instance be transmitted via vaginal fluid or semen. The pathogens may also be transmitted from a sick mother to her new-born child when she gives birth. Syphilis is caused by specific bacteria.
You have been infected some time ago with syphilis. With this condition, early on, such things as changes to the skin and inflammations can occur. After that, you may not have any symptoms for a while. If you have syphilis over a longer period of time however, the disease can damage various areas of the body.
The disease may affect blood vessels or the heart. Sometimes the blood vessels are inflamed or damaged after that. Heart valves may also be leaky. For example, sometimes the aorta becomes inflamed or it expands at one site. You can have various symptoms depending on which areas are specifically affected by the disease.
On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.
- G: Confirmed diagnosis
- V: Tentative diagnosis
- Z: Condition after
- A: Excluded diagnosis
- L: Left
- R: Right
- B: Both sides
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