A06.0: Acute amoebic dysentery

You have been infected with amebae. As a result, your intestines have become inflamed.

Amebae are pathogens that occur especially in the Earth’s warm regions. You can be infected with amebae via contaminated foods or drinks. If you are infected, the symptoms usually only occur after several days. The amebae damage the mucous membranes in the intestines. This results in inflammation of the intestines.

Inflammation of the intestines commonly causes diarrhea. The diarrhea is often bloody and mucous. Furthermore, you may have abdominal pain, pain during bowel movements and a fever.

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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