ICD-10 Diagnosis Code A18.01

Tuberculosis of spine

Diagnosis Code A18.01

ICD-10: A18.01
Short Description: Tuberculosis of spine
Long Description: Tuberculosis of spine
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code A18.01

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Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Tuberculosis (A15-A19)
      • Tuberculosis of other organs (A18)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code A18.01 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • SPINAL FUSION EXCEPT CERVICAL WITH SPINAL CURVATURE OR MALIGNANCY OR INFECTION OR EXTENSIVE FUSIONS WITH MCC 456
  • SPINAL FUSION EXCEPT CERVICAL WITH SPINAL CURVATURE OR MALIGNANCY OR INFECTION OR EXTENSIVE FUSIONS WITH CC 457
  • SPINAL FUSION EXCEPT CERVICAL WITH SPINAL CURVATURE OR MALIGNANCY OR INFECTION OR EXTENSIVE FUSIONS WITHOUT CC/MCC 458
  • OSTEOMYELITIS WITH MCC 539
  • OSTEOMYELITIS WITH CC 540
  • OSTEOMYELITIS WITHOUT CC/MCC 541
  • 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
  • Acquired kyphosis
  • Infection of cervical spine
  • Infection of lumbar spine
  • Infection of sacrum
  • Infection of thoracic spine
  • Pott's curvature
  • Secondary kyphosis deformity of spine
  • Tuberculosis of cervical spine
  • Tuberculosis of lumbar spine
  • Tuberculosis of sacrum/coccyx
  • Tuberculosis of thoracic spine
  • Tuberculosis of vertebral column
  • Tuberculous abscess
  • Tuberculous abscess of sacrum
  • Vertebral abscess

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code A18.01 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Spine Injuries and Disorders

Your backbone, or spine, is made up of 26 bone discs called vertebrae. The vertebrae protect your spinal cord and allow you to stand and bend. A number of problems can change the structure of the spine or damage the vertebrae and surrounding tissue. They include

  • Infections
  • Injuries
  • Tumors
  • Conditions, such as ankylosing spondylitis and scoliosis
  • Bone changes that come with age, such as spinal stenosis and herniated disks

Spinal diseases often cause pain when bone changes put pressure on the spinal cord or nerves. They can also limit movement. Treatments differ by disease, but sometimes they include back braces and surgery.

  • Compression fractures of the back
  • Foraminotomy
  • Kyphosis
  • Laminectomy
  • Lordosis
  • Spinal fusion
  • Spine surgery - discharge
  • Spondylolisthesis


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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
  • 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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