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ICD 10 coding tips for Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis diagnosis has a long list of ICD 10 codes. In ICD 9, the diagnosis codes were very limited, but with the use ICD 10 codes, the number of diagnosis codes for tuberculosis has increased significantly. The new ICD 10 codes for tuberculosis are very specific as well compared to ICD9. Now, to code perfectly for tuberculosis we should first know all the ICD 10 codes used for coding tuberculosis. So, here I am sharing a list of ICD 10 codes which has all the diagnosis codes for tuberculosis. Hope, you will learn everything about tuberculosis through this article.

 

 Tuberculosis (A15-A19)

Includes: infections due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium bovis

Excludes1: congenital tuberculosis (P37.0)

nonspecific reaction to test for tuberculosis without active tuberculosis (R76.1-) pneumoconiosis associated with tuberculosis, any type in A15 (J65)

positive PPD (R76.11)

positive tuberculin skin test without active tuberculosis (R76.11) sequelae of tuberculosis (B90.-)

silicotuberculosis (J65)

A15 Respiratory tuberculosis

A15.0 Tuberculosis of lung

Tuberculous bronchiectasis

Tuberculous fibrosis of lung

Tuberculous pneumonia

Tuberculous pneumothorax

A15.4 Tuberculosis of intrathoracic lymph nodes

Tuberculosis of hilar lymph nodes

Tuberculosis of mediastinal lymph nodes

Tuberculosis of tracheobronchial lymph nodes

Excludes1: tuberculosis specified as primary (A15.7)

A15.5 Tuberculosis of larynx, trachea and bronchus

Tuberculosis of bronchus

Tuberculosis of glottis

Tuberculosis of larynx

Tuberculosis of trachea

A15.6 Tuberculous pleurisy

Tuberculosis of pleura Tuberculous empyema

Excludes1: primary respiratory tuberculosis (A15.7)

A15.7 Primary respiratory tuberculosis

A15.8 Other respiratory tuberculosis

Mediastinal tuberculosis

Nasopharyngeal tuberculosis

Tuberculosis of nose

Tuberculosis of sinus [any nasal]

A15.9 Respiratory tuberculosis unspecified

A17 Tuberculosis of nervous system

A17.0 Tuberculous meningitis

Tuberculosis of meninges (cerebral)(spinal)

Tuberculous leptomeningitis

Excludes1: tuberculous meningoencephalitis (A17.82)

A17.1 Meningeal tuberculoma

Tuberculoma of meninges (cerebral) (spinal)

Excludes2: tuberculoma of brain and spinal cord (A17.81)

A17.8 Other tuberculosis of nervous system

A17.81 Tuberculoma of brain and spinal cord

Tuberculous abscess of brain and spinal cord

A17.82 Tuberculous meningoencephalitis

Tuberculous myelitis

A17.83 Tuberculous neuritis

Tuberculous mononeuropathy

A17.89 Other tuberculosis of nervous system

Tuberculous polyneuropathy

A17.9 Tuberculosis of nervous system, unspecified

A18 Tuberculosis of other organs

A18.0 Tuberculosis of bones and joints

A18.01 Tuberculosis of spine

Pott’s disease or curvature of spine

Tuberculous arthritis

Tuberculous osteomyelitis of spine

Tuberculous spondylitis

A18.02 Tuberculous arthritis of other joints

Tuberculosis of hip (joint)

Tuberculosis of knee (joint)

A18.03 Tuberculosis of other bones

Tuberculous mastoiditis

Tuberculous osteomyelitis

A18.09 Other musculoskeletal tuberculosis

Tuberculous myositis

Tuberculous synovitis

Tuberculous tenosynovitis

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A18.1 Tuberculosis of genitourinary system

A18.10 Tuberculosis of genitourinary system, unspecified

A18.11 Tuberculosis of kidney and ureter

A18.12 Tuberculosis of bladder

A18.13 Tuberculosis of other urinary organs

Tuberculous urethritis

A18.14 Tuberculosis of prostate

A18.15 Tuberculosis of other male genital organs

A18.16 Tuberculosis of cervix

A18.17 Tuberculous female pelvic inflammatory disease

Tuberculous endometritis

Tuberculous oophoritis and salpingitis

A18.18 Tuberculosis of other female genital organs

Tuberculous ulceration of vulva

A18.2 Tuberculous peripheral lymphadenopathy

Tuberculous adenitis

Excludes2: tuberculosis of bronchial and mediastinal lymph nodes (A15.4) tuberculosis of mesenteric and retroperitoneal lymph nodes (A18.39) tuberculous tracheobronchial adenopathy (A15.4)

A18.3 Tuberculosis of intestines, peritoneum and mesenteric glands

A18.31 Tuberculous peritonitis

Tuberculous ascites

A18.32 Tuberculous enteritis

Tuberculosis of anus and rectum

Tuberculosis of intestine (large) (small)

A18.39 Retroperitoneal tuberculosis

Tuberculosis of mesenteric glands

Tuberculosis of retroperitoneal (lymph glands)

A18.4 Tuberculosis of skin and subcutaneous tissue

Erythema induratum, tuberculous

Lupus excedens

Lupus vulgaris NOS

Lupus vulgaris of eyelid

Scrofuloderma

Tuberculosis of external ear

Excludes2: lupus erythematosus (L93.-) lupus NOS (M32.9) systemic (M32.-)

A18.5 Tuberculosis of eye

Excludes2: lupus vulgaris of eyelid (A18.4)

A18.50 Tuberculosis of eye, unspecified

A18.51 Tuberculous episcleritis

A18.52 Tuberculous keratitis

Tuberculous interstitial keratitis

Tuberculous keratoconjunctivitis (interstitial) (phlyctenular)

A18.53 Tuberculous chorioretinitis

A18.54 Tuberculous iridocyclitis

A18.59 Other tuberculosis of eye

Tuberculous conjunctivitis

A18.6 Tuberculosis of (inner) (middle) ear

Tuberculous otitis media

Excludes2: tuberculosis of external ear (A18.4) tuberculous mastoiditis (A18.03)

A18.7 Tuberculosis of adrenal glands

Tuberculous Addison’s disease

A18.8 Tuberculosis of other specified organs

A18.81 Tuberculosis of thyroid gland

A18.82 Tuberculosis of other endocrine glands

Tuberculosis of pituitary gland

Tuberculosis of thymus gland

A18.83 Tuberculosis of digestive tract organs, not elsewhere classified

Excludes1: tuberculosis of intestine (A18.32)

A18.84 Tuberculosis of heart

Tuberculous cardiomyopathy Tuberculous endocarditis Tuberculous myocarditis Tuberculous pericarditis

A18.85 Tuberculosis of spleen

A18.89 Tuberculosis of other sites

Tuberculosis of muscle

Tuberculous cerebral arteritis

A19 Miliary tuberculosis

Includes: disseminated tuberculosis generalized tuberculosis tuberculous polyserositis

A19.0 Acute miliary tuberculosis of a single specified site

A19.1 Acute miliary tuberculosis of multiple sites

A19.2 Acute miliary tuberculosis, unspecified

A19.8 Other miliary tuberculosis

A19.9 Miliary tuberculosis, unspecified

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