ICD-10 Diagnosis Code A15.9

Respiratory tuberculosis unspecified

Diagnosis Code A15.9

ICD-10: A15.9
Short Description: Respiratory tuberculosis unspecified
Long Description: Respiratory tuberculosis unspecified
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code A15.9

Valid for Submission
The code A15.9 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Tuberculosis (A15-A19)
      • Respiratory tuberculosis (A15)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code A15.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS AND INFLAMMATIONS WITH MCC 177
  • RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS AND INFLAMMATIONS WITH CC 178
  • RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS AND INFLAMMATIONS WITHOUT CC/MCC 179
  • HIV WITH MAJOR RELATED CONDITION WITH MCC 974
  • HIV WITH MAJOR RELATED CONDITION WITH CC 975
  • HIV WITH MAJOR RELATED CONDITION WITHOUT CC/MCC 976

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Synonyms
  • Active tuberculosis
  • Antibiotic resistant tuberculosis
  • Antibiotic resistant tuberculosis
  • Antibiotic resistant tuberculosis
  • Antibiotic resistant tuberculosis
  • Antibiotic resistant tuberculosis
  • Chronic tuberculosis
  • Ciprofloxacin resistant tuberculosis
  • Ethambutol resistant tuberculosis
  • Extensively drug resistant tuberculosis
  • Extreme drug resistant tuberculosis
  • Hypercalcemia due to tuberculosis
  • Inactive tuberculosis
  • Infection caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Infection caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis hominis
  • Maternal tuberculosis during pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
  • Multidrug resistant tuberculosis
  • Multidrug resistant tuberculosis
  • Multidrug resistant tuberculosis
  • Mycobacteriosis associated with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  • Respiratory tuberculosis, bacteriologically and histologically confirmed
  • Respiratory tuberculosis, not confirmed bacteriologically or histologically
  • Rifampicin resistant tuberculosis
  • Streptomycin resistant tuberculosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Tuberculosis associated with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  • Tuberculosis in mother complicating childbirth
  • Tuberculosis of respiratory system
  • Tuberculous abscess

Information for Patients


Tuberculosis

Also called: TB

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but they can also damage other parts of the body.

TB spreads through the air when a person with TB of the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes, or talks. If you have been exposed, you should go to your doctor for tests. You are more likely to get TB if you have a weak immune system.

Symptoms of TB in the lungs may include

  • A bad cough that lasts 3 weeks or longer
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Coughing up blood or mucus
  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Fever
  • Night sweats

Skin tests, blood tests, x-rays, and other tests can tell if you have TB. If not treated properly, TB can be deadly. You can usually cure active TB by taking several medicines for a long period of time.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

  • Acid-fast stain
  • Coughing up blood
  • Disseminated tuberculosis
  • Meningitis - tuberculous
  • Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR TB) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • PPD skin test
  • Pulmonary tuberculosis
  • Taking medicines to treat tuberculosis
  • Tuberculosis Facts - Exposure to TB (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Tuberculosis Facts - TB Can Be Treated (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Tuberculosis Facts - Testing for TB (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Tuberculosis Facts - You Can Prevent TB (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Tuberculosis: General Information (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)


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