ICD-10 Diagnosis Code A15.7

Primary respiratory tuberculosis

Diagnosis Code A15.7

ICD-10: A15.7
Short Description: Primary respiratory tuberculosis
Long Description: Primary respiratory tuberculosis
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code A15.7

Valid for Submission
The code A15.7 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Tuberculosis (A15-A19)
      • Respiratory tuberculosis (A15)
Version 2019 Billable Code

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code A15.7 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


Convert to ICD-9
  • 010.90 - Primary TB NOS-unspec (Approximate Flag)

  • Active tuberculosis
  • Acute tuberculosis
  • Antibiotic resistant tuberculosis
  • Ciprofloxacin resistant tuberculosis
  • Ethambutol resistant tuberculosis
  • Extensively drug resistant tuberculosis
  • Extreme drug resistant tuberculosis
  • Infection due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Infection due to mycobacterium tuberculosis hominis
  • Multidrug resistant tuberculosis
  • Primary progressive tuberculosis
  • Primary respiratory tuberculosis, confirmed bacteriologically and histologically
  • Primary tuberculosis
  • Primary tuberculous complex
  • Primary tuberculous complex confirmed
  • Primary tuberculous complex confirmed by culture
  • Primary tuberculous complex confirmed by microscopic examination
  • Primary tuberculous complex confirmed histologically
  • Primary tuberculous complex with bacteriological or histological examination results unknown
  • Respiratory tuberculosis, bacteriologically and histologically confirmed
  • Rifampicin resistant tuberculosis
  • Streptomycin resistant tuberculosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Tuberculosis of pleura
  • Tuberculous abscess
  • Tuberculous pleurisy in primary progressive tuberculosis

Index to Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code A15.7 in the Index to 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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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
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  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.

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