2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A15.5

Tuberculosis of larynx, trachea and bronchus

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  • A15.5 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM A15.5 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of A15.5 - other international versions of ICD-10 A15.5 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Tuberculosis of bronchus
  • Tuberculosis of glottis
  • Tuberculosis of larynx
  • Tuberculosis of trachea
The following code(s) above A15.5 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 A15.5:
  • A00-B99
    2020 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
    2020 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
  • Tuberculosis (tb) bronchus
  • Tuberculosis (tb) with laryngitis
  • Tuberculosis of bronchus
  • Tuberculous laryngitis
Clinical Information
  • Tuberculosis involving the larynx, producing ulceration of the vocal cords and the laryngeal mucosa.
ICD-10-CM A15.5 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 177 Respiratory infections and inflammations with mcc
  • 178 Respiratory infections and inflammations with cc
  • 179 Respiratory infections and inflammations 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 A15.5 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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to A15.5:
  • Bronchitis (diffuse) (fibrinous) (hypostatic) (infective) (membranous) J40
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J40

    Bronchitis, not specified as acute or chronic

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    Applicable To
    • Bronchitis NOS
    • Bronchitis with tracheitis NOS
    • Catarrhal bronchitis
    • Tracheobronchitis NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • acute bronchitis (J20.-)
    • allergic bronchitis NOS (J45.909-)
    • asthmatic bronchitis NOS (J45.9-)
    • bronchitis due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors (J68.0)
    Use Additional
    • code to identify:
    • exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z77.22)
    • exposure to tobacco smoke in the perinatal period (P96.81)
    • history of tobacco dependence (Z87.891)
    • occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z57.31)
    • tobacco dependence (F17.-)
    • tobacco use (Z72.0)
    • caseous A15.5 (tuberculous)
    • tuberculous A15.5
  • Broncholithiasis J98.09
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J98.09

    Other diseases of bronchus, not elsewhere classified

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    Applicable To
    • Broncholithiasis
    • Calcification of bronchus
    • Stenosis of bronchus
    • Tracheobronchial collapse
    • Tracheobronchial dyskinesia
    • Ulcer of bronchus
    • tuberculous NEC A15.5
  • Fistula (cutaneous) L98.8
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L98.8

    Other specified disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue

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  • Laryngitis (acute) (edematous) (fibrinous) (infective) (infiltrative) (malignant) (membranous) (phlegmonous) (pneumococcal) (pseudomembranous) (septic) (subglottic) (suppurative) (ulcerative) J04.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J04.0

    Acute laryngitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Edematous laryngitis (acute)
    • Laryngitis (acute) NOS
    • Subglottic laryngitis (acute)
    • Suppurative laryngitis (acute)
    • Ulcerative laryngitis (acute)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • acute obstructive laryngitis (J05.0)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • chronic laryngitis (J37.0)
    • tuberculous A15.5
  • Laryngotracheitis (acute) (Infectional) (infective) (viral) J04.2
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J04.2

    Acute laryngotracheitis

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    Applicable To
    • Laryngotracheitis NOS
    • Tracheitis (acute) with laryngitis (acute)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • acute obstructive laryngotracheitis (J05.0)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • chronic laryngotracheitis (J37.1)
    • tuberculous A15.5
  • Stenosis, stenotic (cicatricial) - see also Stricture
    • trachea J39.8
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J39.8

      Other specified diseases of upper respiratory tract

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      • tuberculous NEC A15.5
  • Stricture - see also Stenosis
    • trachea J39.8
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J39.8

      Other specified diseases of upper respiratory tract

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      • tuberculous NEC A15.5
  • Tracheitis (catarrhal) (infantile) (membranous) (plastic) (septal) (suppurative) (viral) J04.10
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J04.10

    Acute tracheitis without obstruction

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    • with
      • bronchitis (15 years of age and above) J40
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J40

        Bronchitis, not specified as acute or chronic

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
        Applicable To
        • Bronchitis NOS
        • Bronchitis with tracheitis NOS
        • Catarrhal bronchitis
        • Tracheobronchitis NOS
        Type 1 Excludes
        • acute bronchitis (J20.-)
        • allergic bronchitis NOS (J45.909-)
        • asthmatic bronchitis NOS (J45.9-)
        • bronchitis due to chemicals, gases, fumes and vapors (J68.0)
        Use Additional
        • code to identify:
        • exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z77.22)
        • exposure to tobacco smoke in the perinatal period (P96.81)
        • history of tobacco dependence (Z87.891)
        • occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z57.31)
        • tobacco dependence (F17.-)
        • tobacco use (Z72.0)
        • tuberculous NEC A15.5
      • laryngitis (acute) J04.2
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J04.2

        Acute laryngotracheitis

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        Applicable To
        • Laryngotracheitis NOS
        • Tracheitis (acute) with laryngitis (acute)
        Type 1 Excludes
        • acute obstructive laryngotracheitis (J05.0)
        Type 2 Excludes
        • chronic laryngotracheitis (J37.1)
        • tuberculous NEC A15.5
    • tuberculous A15.5
  • 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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ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To A15.5
A08.3 Other viral enteritis
A08.31 Calicivirus enteritis
A08.32 Astrovirus enteritis
A08.39 Other viral enteritis
A08.4 Viral intestinal infection, unspecified
A08.8 Other specified intestinal infections
A09 Infectious gastroenteritis and colitis, unspecified
A15 Respiratory tuberculosis
A15.0 Tuberculosis of lung
A15.4 Tuberculosis of intrathoracic lymph nodes
A15.5 Tuberculosis of larynx, trachea and bronchus
A15.6 Tuberculous pleurisy
A15.7 Primary respiratory tuberculosis
A15.8 Other respiratory tuberculosis
A15.9 Respiratory tuberculosis unspecified
A17 Tuberculosis of nervous system
A17.0 Tuberculous meningitis
A17.1 Meningeal tuberculoma
A17.8 Other tuberculosis of nervous system
A17.81 Tuberculoma of brain and spinal cord
A17.82 Tuberculous meningoencephalitis

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