Specific code 2006 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 017.42
Tuberculosis of ear bacteriological or histological examination results unknown (at present)
  • Short description: TB OF EAR-EXAM UNKN.
  • ICD-9-CM 017.42 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 017.42 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2006 version of ICD-9-CM 017.42.
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Convert to ICD-10-CM: 017.42 converts approximately to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM A18.6 Tuberculosis of (inner) (middle) ear
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