A05.8: Other specified bacterial foodborne intoxications

You have food poisoning.

Bacteria can live in food and breed there. Bacteria particularly breed when food isn’t kept cool enough or when it is stored for too long. Some bacteria can also form toxins. Bacteria like these have been in food that you have eaten. As a result, you have food poisoning.

People with food poisoning are often nauseated and have to vomit. Abdominal pain and diarrhea are also possible. Other symptoms are possible as well.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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