ICD-10 Diagnosis Code A15.4

Tuberculosis of intrathoracic lymph nodes

Diagnosis Code A15.4

ICD-10: A15.4
Short Description: Tuberculosis of intrathoracic lymph nodes
Long Description: Tuberculosis of intrathoracic lymph nodes
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code A15.4

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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 A15.4 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 177 - RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS AND INFLAMMATIONS WITH MCC
  • 178 - RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS AND INFLAMMATIONS WITH CC
  • 179 - RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS AND INFLAMMATIONS WITHOUT CC/MCC

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Synonyms
  • Mycobacterial lymphadenitis
  • Mycobacterial lymphadenitis
  • Tuberculosis of hilar lymph nodes
  • Tuberculosis of intrathoracic lymph nodes
  • Tuberculosis of mediastinal lymph nodes
  • Tuberculosis of mediastinum
  • Tuberculosis of tracheobronchial lymph nodes
  • Tuberculous adenitis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code A15.4 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Lymphatic Diseases

The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs. It is made up of

  • Lymph - a fluid that contains white blood cells that defend against germs
  • Lymph vessels - vessels that carry lymph throughout your body. They are different from blood vessels.
  • Lymph nodes - glands found throughout the lymph vessels. Along with your spleen, these nodes are where white blood cells fight infection.

Your bone marrow and thymus produce the cells in lymph. They are part of the system, too.

The lymphatic system clears away infection and keeps your body fluids in balance. If it's not working properly, fluid builds in your tissues and causes swelling, called lymphedema. Other lymphatic system problems can include infections, blockage, and cancer.

  • Cancer and lymph nodes (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Cystic hygroma (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Groin lump (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lymph node biopsy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lymph system (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lymphadenitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lymphangitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lymphofollicular hyperplasia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Neck lump (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Swollen lymph nodes (Medical Encyclopedia)


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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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Coughing up blood (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Disseminated tuberculosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Meningitis - tuberculous (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR TB) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • PPD skin test (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pulmonary tuberculosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Taking medicines to treat tuberculosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • 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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