Section A15-A19Tuberculosis


  • infections due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium bovis


  • 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)
  1. A15 Respiratory tuberculosis

    1. A15.0 Tuberculosis of lung

      Inclusion term(s):

      • Tuberculous bronchiectasis
      • Tuberculous fibrosis of lung
      • Tuberculous pneumonia
      • Tuberculous pneumothorax
    2. A15.4 Tuberculosis of intrathoracic lymph nodes

      Inclusion term(s):

      • Tuberculosis of hilar lymph nodes
      • Tuberculosis of mediastinal lymph nodes
      • Tuberculosis of tracheobronchial lymph nodes
    3. A15.5 Tuberculosis of larynx, trachea and bronchus

      Inclusion term(s):

      • Tuberculosis of bronchus
      • Tuberculosis of glottis
      • Tuberculosis of larynx
      • Tuberculosis of trachea
    4. A15.6 Tuberculous pleurisy

      Inclusion term(s):

      • Tuberculosis of pleura Tuberculous empyema
    5. A15.7 Primary respiratory tuberculosis

    6. A15.8 Other respiratory tuberculosis

      Inclusion term(s):

      • Mediastinal tuberculosis
      • Nasopharyngeal tuberculosis
      • Tuberculosis of nose
      • Tuberculosis of sinus [any nasal]
    7. A15.9 Respiratory tuberculosis unspecified

Abbreviations used here:

NEC Not elsewhere classifiable
This abbreviation in the Tabular List represents “other specified”. When a specific code is not available for a condition, the Tabular List includes an NEC entry under a code to identify the code as the “other specified” code.

NOS Not otherwise specified
This abbreviation is the equivalent of unspecified.