Code Information

Diagnosis Code: A18.6

Short Description: Tuberculosis of (inner) (middle) ear

Long Description: Tuberculosis of (inner) (middle) ear

Code Classification:

  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Tuberculosis (A15-A19)
      • Tuberculosis of other organs (A18)
        • A18.6 Tuberculosis of (inner) (middle) ear

Code Version: 2017 ICD-10-CM

Diagnostic Related Group(s)

The code A18.6 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v34.0)
  • Other Ear, Nose, Mouth And Throat Diagnoses With Mcc (154)
  • Other Ear, Nose, Mouth And Throat Diagnoses With Cc (155)
  • 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 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 A18 Tuberculosis of other organs
2 A18.0 Tuberculosis of bones and joints
3 A18.01 Tuberculosis of spine
4 A18.02 Tuberculous arthritis of other joints
5 A18.03 Tuberculosis of other bones
6 A18.09 Other musculoskeletal tuberculosis
7 A18.1 Tuberculosis of genitourinary system
8 A18.10 Tuberculosis of genitourinary system, unspecified
9 A18.11 Tuberculosis of kidney and ureter
10 A18.12 Tuberculosis of bladder
11 A18.13 Tuberculosis of other urinary organs
12 A18.14 Tuberculosis of prostate
13 A18.15 Tuberculosis of other male genital organs
14 A18.16 Tuberculosis of cervix
15 A18.17 Tuberculous female pelvic inflammatory disease
16 A18.18 Tuberculosis of other female genital organs
17 A18.2 Tuberculous peripheral lymphadenopathy
18 A18.3 Tuberculosis of intestines, peritoneum and mesenteric glands
19 A18.31 Tuberculous peritonitis
20 A18.32 Tuberculous enteritis
21 A18.39 Retroperitoneal tuberculosis
22 A18.4 Tuberculosis of skin and subcutaneous tissue
23 A18.5 Tuberculosis of eye
24 A18.50 Tuberculosis of eye, unspecified
25 A18.51 Tuberculous episcleritis
26 A18.52 Tuberculous keratitis
27 A18.53 Tuberculous chorioretinitis
28 A18.54 Tuberculous iridocyclitis
29 A18.59 Other tuberculosis of eye
30 A18.7 Tuberculosis of adrenal glands
31 A18.8 Tuberculosis of other specified organs
32 A18.81 Tuberculosis of thyroid gland
33 A18.82 Tuberculosis of other endocrine glands
34 A18.83 Tuberculosis of digestive tract organs, not elsewhere classified
35 A18.84 Tuberculosis of heart
36 A18.85 Tuberculosis of spleen
37 A18.89 Tuberculosis of other sites

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