ICD-10 Diagnosis Code A15.0

Tuberculosis of lung

Diagnosis Code A15.0

ICD-10: A15.0
Short Description: Tuberculosis of lung
Long Description: Tuberculosis of lung
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code A15.0

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The code A15.0 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 A15.0 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • Abscess of lung
  • Antibiotic resistant tuberculosis
  • Fibrosis of pleura
  • Inactive tuberculosis
  • Inactive tuberculosis of lung
  • Infiltrative lung tuberculosis
  • Isoniazid resistant tuberculosis
  • Isoniazid resistant tuberculosis of lung
  • Mycobacterial pneumonia
  • Nodular tuberculosis of lung
  • Post-infective pleural fibrosis
  • Post-tuberculous pleural fibrosis
  • Pulmonary tuberculosis
  • Reactivation tuberculosis
  • Reinfection pulmonary tuberculosis
  • Relapse pulmonary tuberculosis
  • Thickening of pleura
  • Tuberculosis of lung with cavitation
  • Tuberculosis of lung with involvement of bronchus
  • Tuberculosis of lung, bacteriological and histological examination not done
  • Tuberculosis of lung, bacteriologically and histologically negative
  • Tuberculosis of lung, confirmed by culture only
  • Tuberculosis of lung, confirmed by sputum microscopy with or without culture
  • Tuberculosis of lung, confirmed histologically
  • Tuberculous abscess
  • Tuberculous abscess of lung
  • Tuberculous bronchiectasis
  • Tuberculous fibrosis of lung
  • Tuberculous pneumonia
  • Tuberculous pneumothorax

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code A15.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


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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