ICD-10-CM Code A18.5
Tuberculosis of eye
Non-Billable CodeNon-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 Code A18.5 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the six child codes of A18.5 that describes the diagnosis 'tuberculosis of eye' in more detail.
- A18.5 Tuberculosis of eye NON-BILLABLE
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.
Coding Notes for A18.5 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 ExcludesType-2 Excludes means the excluded conditions are different, although they may appear similar. A patient may have both conditions, but one does not include the other. Excludes 2 means "not coded here."
- Lupus vulgaris of eyelid - instead, use code A18.4
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'A18.5 - Tuberculosis of eye'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code A18.5. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.