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. A18 Tuberculosis of other organs

    1. A18.0 Tuberculosis of bones and joints

      1. A18.01 Tuberculosis of spine

        Inclusion term(s):

        • Pott's disease or curvature of spine
        • Tuberculous arthritis
        • Tuberculous osteomyelitis of spine
        • Tuberculous spondylitis
      2. A18.02 Tuberculous arthritis of other joints

        Inclusion term(s):

        • Tuberculosis of hip (joint)
        • Tuberculosis of knee (joint)
      3. A18.03 Tuberculosis of other bones

        Inclusion term(s):

        • Tuberculous mastoiditis
        • Tuberculous osteomyelitis
      4. A18.09 Other musculoskeletal tuberculosis

        Inclusion term(s):

        • Tuberculous myositis
        • Tuberculous synovitis
        • Tuberculous tenosynovitis
    2. A18.1 Tuberculosis of genitourinary system

      1. A18.10 Tuberculosis of genitourinary system, unspecified

      2. A18.11 Tuberculosis of kidney and ureter

      3. A18.12 Tuberculosis of bladder

      4. A18.13 Tuberculosis of other urinary organs

        Inclusion term(s):

        • Tuberculous urethritis
      5. A18.14 Tuberculosis of prostate

      6. A18.15 Tuberculosis of other male genital organs

      7. A18.16 Tuberculosis of cervix

      8. A18.17 Tuberculous female pelvic inflammatory disease

        Inclusion term(s):

        • Tuberculous endometritis
        • Tuberculous oophoritis and salpingitis
      9. A18.18 Tuberculosis of other female genital organs

        Inclusion term(s):

        • Tuberculous ulceration of vulva
    3. A18.2 Tuberculous peripheral lymphadenopathy

      Inclusion term(s):

      • Tuberculous adenitis
    4. A18.3 Tuberculosis of intestines, peritoneum and mesenteric glands

      1. A18.31 Tuberculous peritonitis

        Inclusion term(s):

        • Tuberculous ascites
      2. A18.32 Tuberculous enteritis

        Inclusion term(s):

        • Tuberculosis of anus and rectum
        • Tuberculosis of intestine (large) (small)
      3. A18.39 Retroperitoneal tuberculosis

        Inclusion term(s):

        • Tuberculosis of mesenteric glands
        • Tuberculosis of retroperitoneal (lymph glands)
    5. A18.4 Tuberculosis of skin and subcutaneous tissue

      Inclusion term(s):

      • Erythema induratum, tuberculous
      • Lupus excedens
      • Lupus vulgaris NOS
      • Lupus vulgaris of eyelid
      • Scrofuloderma
      • Tuberculosis of external ear
    6. A18.5 Tuberculosis of eye

      1. A18.50 Tuberculosis of eye, unspecified

      2. A18.51 Tuberculous episcleritis

      3. A18.52 Tuberculous keratitis

        Inclusion term(s):

        • Tuberculous interstitial keratitis
        • Tuberculous keratoconjunctivitis (interstitial) (phlyctenular)
      4. A18.53 Tuberculous chorioretinitis

      5. A18.54 Tuberculous iridocyclitis

      6. A18.59 Other tuberculosis of eye

        Inclusion term(s):

        • Tuberculous conjunctivitis
    7. A18.6 Tuberculosis of (inner) (middle) ear

      Inclusion term(s):

      • Tuberculous otitis media
    8. A18.7 Tuberculosis of adrenal glands

      Inclusion term(s):

      • Tuberculous Addison's disease
    9. A18.8 Tuberculosis of other specified organs

      1. A18.81 Tuberculosis of thyroid gland

      2. A18.82 Tuberculosis of other endocrine glands

        Inclusion term(s):

        • Tuberculosis of pituitary gland
        • Tuberculosis of thymus gland
      3. A18.83 Tuberculosis of digestive tract organs, not elsewhere classified

      4. A18.84 Tuberculosis of heart

        Inclusion term(s):

        • Tuberculous cardiomyopathy
        • Tuberculous endocarditis
        • Tuberculous myocarditis
        • Tuberculous pericarditis
      5. A18.85 Tuberculosis of spleen

      6. A18.89 Tuberculosis of other sites

        Inclusion term(s):

        • Tuberculosis of muscle
        • Tuberculous cerebral arteritis
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.