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ICD-10-CM Code A18
Tuberculosis of other organs

NON-BILLABLE
Non-Billable Code
Non-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code A18 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the nine child codes of A18 that describes the diagnosis 'tuberculosis of other organs' in more detail.


The ICD code A18 is used to code Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (MTB, TB) is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Tuberculosis generally affects the lungs, but can also affect other parts of the body. Most infections do not have symptoms, known as latent tuberculosis. About 10% of latent infections eventually progresses to active disease which, if left untreated, kills about half of those infected. The classic symptoms of active TB are a chronic cough with blood-tinged sputum, fever, night sweats, and weight loss. This weight loss was what gave rise to the old term "consumption" for the disease. Infection of other organs can cause a wide range of symptoms.

Specialty: Infectious Disease, Pulmonology
MeSH Codes: D014376, D014376, D014376, D014376, D014376, D014376, D014376, D014376, D014376
ICD 9 Codes: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Chest X-ray of a person with advanced tuberculosis: Infection in both lungs is marked by white arrow-heads, and the formation of a cavity is marked by black arrows.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'A18 - Tuberculosis of other organs'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code A18. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


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