A15.6: Tuberculous pleurisy, confirmed bacteriologically, molecularly or histologically
You have tuberculosis in the membrane around the lungs.
Tuberculosis is also abbreviated to TB. Tuberculosis is caused by certain bacteria. The bacteria are usually transmitted through coughing and sneezing. The bacteria can remain undetected in the body for a very long time. But they can also cause severe inflammations. The bacteria trigger symptoms when the body’s defense system is weakened. For example, tuberculosis may cause fever, coughing and a feeling of weakness. It is also possible to lose weight and feel very tired. Tuberculosis bacteria are very well adapted to the body and are difficult to treat.
The membrane around your lungs has been inflamed by tuberculosis. The lungs are surrounded by a smooth membrane. A smooth membrane like this is also located inside the ribs. Both membranes cling to each other via a small amount of fluid. If the membrane around the lungs is inflamed, breathing is often painful. Severe sweating, labored breathing and coughing are also possible.
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
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