Diagnosis Code


Code Information

Diagnosis Code: A15.6

Short Description: Tuberculous pleurisy

Long Description: Tuberculous pleurisy

The code A15.6 is VALID for claim submission

Code Classification:

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Tuberculosis (A15-A19)
      • Respiratory tuberculosis (A15)
        • A15.6 Tuberculous pleurisy

Code Version: 2022 ICD-10-CM


  • Chylothorax
  • Hydrothorax
  • Pleural effusion due to bacterial infection
  • Tuberculosis of pleura
  • Tuberculous chylothorax
  • Tuberculous empyema
  • Tuberculous hydrothorax
  • Tuberculous pleural effusion
  • Tuberculous pleurisy, confirmed bacteriologically and histologically

Diagnostic Related Group(s)

The code A15.6 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v39.0)
  • Respiratory Infections And Inflammations With Mcc (177)
  • Respiratory Infections And Inflammations With Cc (178)
  • Respiratory Infections And Inflammations Without Cc/mcc (179)

References to Index of Diseases and Injuries

The code A15.6 has the following ICD-10-CM references to the Index of Diseases and Injuries
  • Inclusion Terms:
    • Tuberculosis of pleura Tuberculous empyema
  • Type 1 Excludes Notes:
    • primary respiratory tuberculosis (@A15.7*)

Crosswalk Information

ICD-10 Code ICD-9 Code ICD-9 Description
A15.6 Right Arrow 012.00 TB pleurisy-unspec

This ICD-10 to ICD-9 data is based on the 2018 General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) files published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for informational purposes only. The data is not an ICD-10 conversion tool and doesn’t guarantee clinical accuracy.

Similar Codes

ICD-10 Code ICD-10 Description
A15 Respiratory tuberculosis
A15.0 Tuberculosis of lung
A15.4 Tuberculosis of intrathoracic lymph nodes
A15.5 Tuberculosis of larynx, trachea and bronchus
A15.7 Primary respiratory tuberculosis
A15.8 Other respiratory tuberculosis
A15.9 Respiratory tuberculosis unspecified

This page was last updated on: 10/1/2021