ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
May 29, 2017

See: Tuberculosis of bones and joints

  ICD-10 Code for Tuberculosis of spine A18.01

A18.01 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

A18.01 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 1 Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
Section A15-A19 Tuberculosis (A15-A19)
Category A18 Tuberculosis of other organs

• See below for any additional coding requirements that may be necessary.

• Check for any notations, inclusions and/or exclusions that are specific to this ICD 10 code before using

1 No additional coding requirements necessary.
Inclusion Term
  • Pott's disease or curvature of spine
  • Tuberculous arthritis
  • Tuberculous osteomyelitis of spine
  • Tuberculous spondylitis
See also ICD 10 code for

Related Terms to “Tuberculosis of spine”

  • Abscess(connective tissue) (embolic) (fistulous) (infective) (metastatic) (multiple) (pernicious) (pyogenic) (septic) - L02.91
    • bone(subperiosteal) — See also Osteomyelitis, specified type NEC
      • spinal(tuberculous) - A18.01
    • joint — see Arthritis, pyogenic or pyemic
      • spine(tuberculous) - A18.01
    • lumbar(tuberculous) - A18.01
    • sacrum(tuberculous) - A18.01
    • spine(column) (tuberculous) - A18.01
    • vertebra(column) (tuberculous) - A18.01
  • Arthritis, arthritic(acute) (chronic) (nonpyogenic) (subacute) - M19.90
    • spine — See also Spondylopathy, inflammatory
      • tuberculous - A18.01
    • tuberculous - A18.02
      • spine - A18.01
  • Caries
    • sacrum(tuberculous) - A18.01
    • spine, spinal(column) (tuberculous) - A18.01
    • vertebra(column) (tuberculous) - A18.01
  • Chondritis - M94.8X9
  • Curvature
    • Pott's(spinal) - A18.01
    • spine(acquired) (angular) (idiopathic) (incorrect) (postural) — see Dorsopathy, deforming
      • due to or associated with
        • tuberculosis(Pott's curvature) - A18.01
      • tuberculous - A18.01
  • Disease, diseasedSee also Syndrome
    • spine — See also Spondylopathy
      • tuberculous - A18.01
  • Fistula(cutaneous) - L98.8
    • lumbar, tuberculous - A18.01
  • Granuloma - L92.9
    • spine
      • tuberculous - A18.01
  • Kyphoscoliosis, kyphoscoliotic(acquired) - M41.9See also Scoliosis
    • tuberculous - A18.01
  • Kyphosis, kyphotic(acquired) - M40.209
    • tuberculous - A18.01
  • Lordosis - M40.50
    • tuberculous - A18.01
  • Necrosis, necrotic(ischemic)See also Gangrene
    • vertebra — See also Osteonecrosis, by type, vertebra
      • tuberculous - A18.01
  • Paraplegia(lower) - G82.20
    • Pott's - A18.01
  • Pott's
    • curvature(spinal) - A18.01
    • disease or paraplegia - A18.01
    • spinal curvature - A18.01
  • Rust's disease(tuberculous cervical spondylitis) - A18.01
  • Scoliosis(acquired) (postural) - M41.9
    • tuberculous - A18.01
  • Spondylitis(chronic)See also Spondylopathy, inflammatory
    • in(due to)
      • tuberculosis - A18.01
    • tuberculous - A18.01
  • Tuberculosis, tubercular, tuberculous(calcification) (calcified) (caseous) (chromogenic acid-fast bacilli) (degeneration) (fibrocaseous) (fistula) (interstitial) (isolated circumscribed lesions) (necrosis) (parenchymatous) (ulcerative) - A15.9
    • abscess(respiratory) - A15.9
      • bone - A18.03
        • sacrum - A18.01
        • spinal - A18.01
        • vertebra - A18.01
      • joint NEC - A18.02
        • vertebral - A18.01
      • lumbar(spine) - A18.01
      • sacrum - A18.01
      • spine or vertebra(column) - A18.01
    • arthritis(chronic) (synovial) - A18.02
      • spine or vertebra(column) - A18.01
    • bone - A18.03
      • sacrum - A18.01
      • spine or vertebral column - A18.01
    • cartilage - A18.02
      • intervertebral - A18.01
    • curvature, spine - A18.01
    • joint - A18.02
      • vertebral - A18.01
    • kyphosis, kyphoscoliosis - A18.01
    • lordosis - A18.01
    • sacroiliac(joint) - A18.01
    • sacrum - A18.01
    • scoliosis - A18.01
    • spine, spinal(column) - A18.01
    • spondylitis - A18.01
    • synovitis - A18.09
      • spine or vertebra - A18.01
    • tenosynovitis - A18.09
      • spine or vertebra - A18.01
    • vertebra(column) - A18.01
  • Ulcer, ulcerated, ulcerating, ulceration, ulcerative
    • spine(tuberculous) - A18.01
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

When ICD 10 was implemented on October 1, 2015, it did not affect physicians', outpatient facilities', and hospital outpatient departments' use of CPT codes on Medicare Fee-For-Service claims. Providers should continue to use CPT codes to report these services.