ICD-10-CM Code A18.02

Tuberculous arthritis of other joints

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

A18.02 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of tuberculous arthritis of other joints. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code A18.02 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like arthritis of left knee caused by bacteria, arthritis of right knee caused by bacteria, bacterial arthritis of hip, infective arthritis of left knee, infective arthritis of right knee, tuberculosis of bones and/or joints, etc

ICD-10:A18.02
Short Description:Tuberculous arthritis of other joints
Long Description:Tuberculous arthritis of other joints

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code A18.02:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Tuberculosis of hip (joint)
  • Tuberculosis of knee (joint)

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code A18.02 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Arthritis of left knee caused by bacteria
  • Arthritis of right knee caused by bacteria
  • Bacterial arthritis of hip
  • Infective arthritis of left knee
  • Infective arthritis of right knee
  • Tuberculosis of bones and/or joints
  • Tuberculosis of hip
  • Tuberculosis of knee
  • Tuberculosis of left knee joint
  • Tuberculosis of right knee joint
  • Tuberculous arthritis

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code A18.02 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V38.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2021.

  • 485 - KNEE PROCEDURES WITH PRINCIPAL DIAGNOSIS OF INFECTION WITH MCC
  • 486 - KNEE PROCEDURES WITH PRINCIPAL DIAGNOSIS OF INFECTION WITH CC
  • 487 - KNEE PROCEDURES WITH PRINCIPAL DIAGNOSIS OF INFECTION WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert A18.02 to ICD-9

  • 015.10 - TB of hip-unspec (Approximate Flag)
  • 015.20 - TB of knee-unspec (Approximate Flag)
  • 015.80 - TB of joint NEC-unspec (Approximate Flag)
  • 015.90 - TB bone/joint NOS-unspec (Approximate Flag)
  • 015.10 - TB of hip-unspec (Combination Flag)
  • 711.45 - Bact arthritis-pelvis (Combination Flag)
  • 015.20 - TB of knee-unspec (Combination Flag)
  • 711.46 - Bact arthritis-l/leg (Combination Flag)
  • 015.80 - TB of joint NEC-unspec (Combination Flag)
  • 711.48 - Bact arthritis NEC (Combination Flag)

Code Classification

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

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients


Infectious Arthritis

Also called: Septic arthritis

Most kinds of arthritis cause pain and swelling in your joints. Joints are places where two bones meet, such as your elbow or knee. Infectious arthritis is an infection in the joint. The infection comes from a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection that spreads from another part of the body. Symptoms of infectious arthritis include

  • Intense pain in the joint
  • Joint redness and swelling
  • Chills and fever
  • Inability to move the area with the infected joint

One type of infectious arthritis is reactive arthritis. The reaction is to an infection somewhere else in your body. The joint is usually the knee, ankle, or toe. Sometimes, reactive arthritis is set off by an infection in the bladder, or in the urethra, which carries urine out of the body. In women, an infection in the vagina can cause the reaction. For both men and women, it can start with bacteria passed on during sex. Another form of reactive arthritis starts with eating food or handling something that has bacteria on it.

To diagnose infectious arthritis, your health care provider may do tests of your blood, urine, and joint fluid. Treatment includes medicines and sometimes surgery.

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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

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