Specific code 2008 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 015.90
Tuberculosis of unspecified bones and joints unspecified examination
  • Short description: TB BONE/JOINT NOS-UNSPEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 015.90 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 015.90 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
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Disease Synonyms
  • Arthritis caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • TB (tuberculosis) of joint
  • TB of bone
  • TB of joint
  • Tuberculosis of bone
  • Tuberculosis of joint
  • Tuberculous arthritis
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 015.90 converts approximately to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM A18.02 Tuberculous arthritis of other joints
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM A18.03 Tuberculosis of other bones
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