2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A18.02

Tuberculous arthritis of other joints

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  • A18.02 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM A18.02 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of A18.02 - other international versions of ICD-10 A18.02 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Tuberculosis of hip (joint)
  • Tuberculosis of knee (joint)
The following code(s) above A18.02 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to A18.02:
  • A00-B99
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range A00-B99

    Certain infectious and parasitic diseases

    Includes
    • diseases generally recognized as communicable or transmissible
    Type 1 Excludes
    • certain localized infections - see body system-related chapters
    Type 2 Excludes
    • carrier or suspected carrier of infectious disease (Z22.-)
    • infectious and parasitic diseases complicating pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O98.-)
    • infectious and parasitic diseases specific to the perinatal period (P35-P39)
    • influenza and other acute respiratory infections (J00-J22)
    Use Additional
    • code to identify resistance to antimicrobial drugs (Z16.-)
    Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
  • A15-A19
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range A15-A19

    Tuberculosis

    Includes
    • infections due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium bovis
    Type 1 Excludes
    • congenital tuberculosis (P37.0)
    • nonspecific reaction to test for tuberculosis without active tuberculosis (R76.1-)
    • pneumoconiosis associated with tuberculosis, any type in A15 (J65)
    • positive PPD (R76.11)
    • positive tuberculin skin test without active tuberculosis (R76.11)
    • sequelae of tuberculosis (B90.-)
    • silicotuberculosis (J65)
    Tuberculosis
Approximate Synonyms
  • Arthritis caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Tb (tuberculosis) of joint
  • Tb of bilateral hip joint
  • Tb of bilateral knee joint
  • Tb of left hip joint
  • Tb of left knee joint
  • Tb of right hip joint
  • Tb of right knee joint
  • Tuberculosis (tb) hip
  • Tuberculosis (tb) knee
  • Tuberculosis of bilateral hip joints
  • Tuberculosis of bilateral knee joints
  • Tuberculosis of hip
  • Tuberculosis of joint
  • Tuberculosis of knee
  • Tuberculosis of left hip joint
  • Tuberculosis of left knee joint
  • Tuberculosis of right hip joint
  • Tuberculosis of right knee joint
  • Tuberculous arthritis
ICD-10-CM A18.02 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v38.0):
  • 485 Knee procedures with principal diagnosis of infection with mcc
  • 486 Knee procedures with principal diagnosis of infection with cc
  • 487 Knee procedures with principal diagnosis of infection without cc/mcc
  • 548 Septic arthritis with mcc
  • 549 Septic arthritis with cc
  • 550 Septic arthritis without cc/mcc
  • 974 Hiv with major related condition with mcc
  • 975 Hiv with major related condition with cc
  • 976 Hiv with major related condition without cc/mcc

Convert A18.02 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to A18.02:
  • Type 1 Excludes: M01
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M01

    Direct infections of joint in infectious and parasitic diseases classified elsewhere

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    Code First
    Type 1 Excludes

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to A18.02:
  • Arthritis, arthritic (acute) (chronic) (nonpyogenic) (subacute) M19.90
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M19.90

    Unspecified osteoarthritis, unspecified site

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    Applicable To
    • Arthrosis NOS
    • Arthritis NOS
    • Osteoarthritis NOS
  • Caries
    • hip A18.02 (tuberculous)
    • knee A18.02 (tuberculous)
  • Chondritis M94.8X9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M94.8X9

    Other specified disorders of cartilage, unspecified sites

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  • Coxalgia, coxalgic (nontuberculous) - see also Pain, joint, hip
    • tuberculous A18.02
  • Cyst (colloid) (mucous) (simple) (retention)
    • Baker's M71.2-
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M71.2-

      Synovial cyst of popliteal space [Baker]

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      Type 1 Excludes
      • synovial cyst of popliteal space with rupture (M66.0)
      • tuberculous A18.02
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • hip (joint) M25.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M25.9

      Joint disorder, unspecified

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      • tuberculous A18.02
  • Inflammation, inflamed, inflammatory (with exudation)
    • knee (joint) M13.169
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M13.169

      Monoarthritis, not elsewhere classified, unspecified knee

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      • tuberculous A18.02
  • Morbus - see also Disease
    • coxae senilis M16.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M16.9

      Osteoarthritis of hip, unspecified

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      • tuberculous A18.02
  • Tuberculosis, tubercular, tuberculous (calcification) (calcified) (caseous) (chromogenic acid-fast bacilli) (degeneration) (fibrocaseous) (fistula) (interstitial) (isolated circumscribed lesions) (necrosis) (parenchymatous) (ulcerative) A15.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A15.9

    Respiratory tuberculosis unspecified

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    • abscess (respiratory) A15.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A15.9

      Respiratory tuberculosis unspecified

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      • bone A18.03
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A18.03

        Tuberculosis of other bones

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        Applicable To
        • Tuberculous mastoiditis
        • Tuberculous osteomyelitis
        • hip A18.02
        • knee A18.02
      • joint NEC A18.02
        • hip A18.02
        • knee A18.02
        • specified NEC A18.02
      • hip A18.02
      • knee A18.02
    • arthritis (chronic) (synovial) A18.02
    • bone A18.03
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A18.03

      Tuberculosis of other bones

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      Applicable To
      • Tuberculous mastoiditis
      • Tuberculous osteomyelitis
      • hip A18.02
      • knee A18.02
    • cartilage A18.02
    • joint A18.02
    • shoulder (joint) A18.02
    • synovitis A18.09
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A18.09

      Other musculoskeletal tuberculosis

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      Applicable To
      • Tuberculous myositis
      • Tuberculous synovitis
      • Tuberculous tenosynovitis
      • articular A18.02
    • ankle A18.02 (joint) (bone)
    • coxae A18.02
    • coxalgia A18.02
    • elbow A18.02
    • genu A18.02
    • hip A18.02 (joint) (disease) (bone)
    • knee A18.02 (joint)
    • sternoclavicular joint A18.02
    • swelling, joint A18.02 (see also category M01) - see also Tuberculosis, joint
    • symphysis pubis A18.02
    • wrist A18.02 (joint)

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To A18.02
A17.1 Meningeal tuberculoma
A17.8 Other tuberculosis of nervous system
A17.81 Tuberculoma of brain and spinal cord
A17.82 Tuberculous meningoencephalitis
A17.83 Tuberculous neuritis
A17.89 Other tuberculosis of nervous system
A17.9 Tuberculosis of nervous system, unspecified
A18 Tuberculosis of other organs
A18.0 Tuberculosis of bones and joints
A18.01 Tuberculosis of spine
A18.02 Tuberculous arthritis of other joints
A18.03 Tuberculosis of other bones
A18.09 Other musculoskeletal tuberculosis
A18.1 Tuberculosis of genitourinary system
A18.10 …… unspecified
A18.11 Tuberculosis of kidney and ureter
A18.12 Tuberculosis of bladder
A18.13 Tuberculosis of other urinary organs
A18.14 Tuberculosis of prostate
A18.15 Tuberculosis of other male genital organs
A18.16 Tuberculosis of cervix

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