Code Information

  • Diagnosis Code: A18.6
  • Short Description: Tuberculosis of (inner) (middle) ear
  • Long Description: Tuberculosis of (inner) (middle) ear
  • Code Version: 2024 ICD-10-CM

The code A18.6 is VALID for claim submission

Code Classification


  • Bilateral tuberculosis of ears
  • Infection involving inner ear
  • Tuberculosis of ear
  • Tuberculosis of inner ear
  • Tuberculosis of middle ear
  • Tuberculous otitis media

Diagnostic Related Group(s)

The code A18.6 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) MS-DRG V41.0

  1. Other Ear, Nose, Mouth And Throat Diagnoses With Mcc (154)
  2. Other Ear, Nose, Mouth And Throat Diagnoses With Cc (155)
  3. Other Ear, Nose, Mouth And Throat Diagnoses Without Cc/mcc (156)

References to Index of Diseases and Injuries

The code A18.6 has the following ICD-10-CM references to the Index of Diseases and Injuries

  • Inclusion Terms:
    • Tuberculous otitis media
  • Type 2 Excludes Notes:
    • tuberculosis of external ear (@A18.4*)
    • tuberculous mastoiditis (@A18.03*)

Crosswalk Information

ICD-10 Code ICD-9 Code ICD-9 Description
A18.6 Right Arrow 017.40 TB of ear-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.

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