ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Apr 20, 2019
  ICD-10 Code for Tuberculous meningitis A17.0

A17.0 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

A17.0 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 1 Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
Section A15-A19 Tuberculosis (A15-A19)
Category A17 Tuberculosis of nervous system

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1 No additional coding requirements necessary.
Inclusion Term
  • Tuberculosis of meninges (cerebral)(spinal)
  • Tuberculous leptomeningitis
  • tuberculous meningoencephalitis (A17.82)

Related Terms to “Tuberculous meningitis”

  • Adhesions, adhesive(postinfective) - K66.0
    • meninges(cerebral) (spinal) - G96.12
      • tuberculous(cerebral) (spinal) - A17.0
  • Meningitis(basal) (basic) (brain) (cerebral) (cervical) (congestive) (diffuse) (hemorrhagic) (infantile) (membranous) (metastatic) (nonspecific) (pontine) (progressive) (simple) (spinal) (subacute) (sympathetic) (toxic) - G03.9
    • caseous(tuberculous) - A17.0
    • tuberculous - A17.0
  • 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
      • meninges(cerebral) (spinal) - A17.0
    • arachnoid - A17.0
    • cerebrospinal - A17.81
      • meninges - A17.0
    • dura(mater) (cerebral) (spinal) - A17.0
    • leptomeninges, leptomeningitis(cerebral) (spinal) - A17.0
    • meninges, meningitis(basilar) (cerebral) (cerebrospinal) (spinal) - A17.0
    • pachymeningitis - A17.0
    • spine, spinal(column) - A18.01
      • membrane - A17.0
      • meninges - A17.0
See the ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to A17.0 Tuberculous meningitis

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