2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A17.0

Tuberculous meningitis

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  • A17.0 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 A17.0 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of A17.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 A17.0 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Tuberculosis of meninges (cerebral)(spinal)
  • Tuberculous leptomeningitis
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as A17.0. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • tuberculous meningoencephalitis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A17.82

    Tuberculous meningoencephalitis

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    Applicable To
    • Tuberculous myelitis
    A17.82
    )
The following code(s) above A17.0 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 A17.0:
  • 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) of meninges
  • Tuberculosis of meninges
Clinical Information
  • A bacterial infection of the membranes covering the brain and the spinal cord caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis.
  • A form of bacterial meningitis caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis or rarely mycobacterium bovis. The organism seeds the meninges and forms microtuberculomas which subsequently rupture. The clinical course tends to be subacute, with progressions occurring over a period of several days or longer. Headache and meningeal irritation may be followed by seizures, cranial neuropathies, focal neurologic deficits, somnolence, and eventually coma. The illness may occur in immunocompetent individuals or as an opportunistic infection in the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and other immunodeficiency syndromes. (from Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp717-9)
ICD-10-CM A17.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 023 Craniotomy with major device implant or acute complex cns pdx with mcc or chemotherapy implant or epilepsy with neurostimulator
  • 024 Craniotomy with major device implant or acute complex cns pdx without mcc
  • 094 Bacterial and tuberculous infections of nervous system with mcc
  • 095 Bacterial and tuberculous infections of nervous system with cc
  • 096 Bacterial and tuberculous infections of nervous system 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 A17.0 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
Code annotations containing back-references to A17.0:
  • Type 1 Excludes: G01
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G01

    Meningitis in bacterial diseases classified elsewhere

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    Code First
    • underlying disease
    Type 1 Excludes
    • meningitis (in):
    • gonococcal (A54.81)
    • leptospirosis (A27.81)
    • listeriosis (A32.11)
    • Lyme disease (A69.21)
    • meningococcal (A39.0)
    • neurosyphilis (A52.13)
    • tuberculosis (A17.0)
    • meningoencephalitis and meningomyelitis in bacterial diseases classified elsewhere (G05)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to A17.0:
  • Adhesions, adhesive (postinfective) K66.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K66.0

    Peritoneal adhesions (postprocedural) (postinfection)

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Adhesions (of) abdominal (wall)
    • Adhesions (of) diaphragm
    • Adhesions (of) intestine
    • Adhesions (of) male pelvis
    • Adhesions (of) omentum
    • Adhesions (of) stomach
    • Adhesive bands
    • Mesenteric adhesions
    Type 1 Excludes
    • female pelvic adhesions [bands] (N73.6)
    • peritoneal adhesions with intestinal obstruction (K56.5-)
    • meninges (cerebral) (spinal) G96.12
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G96.12

      Meningeal adhesions (cerebral) (spinal)

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      • tuberculous A17.0 (cerebral) (spinal)
  • Meningitis (basal) (basic) (brain) (cerebral) (cervical) (congestive) (diffuse) (hemorrhagic) (infantile) (membranous) (metastatic) (nonspecific) (pontine) (progressive) (simple) (spinal) (subacute) (sympathetic) (toxic) G03.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G03.9

    Meningitis, unspecified

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    Applicable To
    • Arachnoiditis (spinal) NOS
    • caseous A17.0 (tuberculous)
    • tuberculous A17.0
  • 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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      • meninges A17.0 (cerebral) (spinal)
    • cerebrospinal A17.81
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A17.81

      Tuberculoma of brain and spinal cord

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Tuberculous abscess of brain and spinal cord
      • meninges A17.0
    • dura (mater) (cerebral) (spinal) A17.0
    • spine, spinal (column) A18.01
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A18.01

      Tuberculosis of spine

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Pott's disease or curvature of spine
      • Tuberculous arthritis
      • Tuberculous osteomyelitis of spine
      • Tuberculous spondylitis
      • membrane A17.0
      • meninges A17.0
    • arachnoid A17.0
    • leptomeninges, leptomeningitis A17.0 (cerebral) (spinal)
    • meninges, meningitis A17.0 (basilar) (cerebral) (cerebrospinal) (spinal)
    • pachymeningitis A17.0

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To A17.0
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
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

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