Code Information

Diagnosis Code: A15.6

Short Description: Tuberculous pleurisy

Long Description: Tuberculous pleurisy

Code Classification:

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

Code Version: 2017 ICD-10-CM

Diagnostic Related Group(s)

The code A15.6 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v34.0)
  • 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 2015 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

No. ICD-10 Code ICD-10 Description
1 A15 Respiratory tuberculosis
2 A15.0 Tuberculosis of lung
3 A15.4 Tuberculosis of intrathoracic lymph nodes
4 A15.5 Tuberculosis of larynx, trachea and bronchus
5 A15.7 Primary respiratory tuberculosis
6 A15.8 Other respiratory tuberculosis
7 A15.9 Respiratory tuberculosis unspecified

This page was last updated on: 1/1/2018