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. A17 Tuberculosis of nervous system

    1. A17.0 Tuberculous meningitis

      Inclusion term(s):

      • Tuberculosis of meninges (cerebral)(spinal)
      • Tuberculous leptomeningitis
    2. A17.1 Meningeal tuberculoma

      Inclusion term(s):

      • Tuberculoma of meninges (cerebral) (spinal)
    3. A17.8 Other tuberculosis of nervous system

      1. A17.81 Tuberculoma of brain and spinal cord

        Inclusion term(s):

        • Tuberculous abscess of brain and spinal cord
      2. A17.82 Tuberculous meningoencephalitis

        Inclusion term(s):

        • Tuberculous myelitis
      3. A17.83 Tuberculous neuritis

        Inclusion term(s):

        • Tuberculous mononeuropathy
      4. A17.89 Other tuberculosis of nervous system

        Inclusion term(s):

        • Tuberculous polyneuropathy
    4. A17.9 Tuberculosis of nervous system, 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.