A18.7: Tuberculosis of adrenal glands
You have tuberculosis in the adrenal gland.
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 adrenal glands are at the top of the kidneys. The adrenal glands produce various messenger substances. Your adrenal gland has become inflamed as a result of the tuberculosis. As a result, you may feel very feeble and lacking in motivation. Frequent dizziness is possible, along with problems standing up. The skin may also look darker or have a more irregular tan than usual.
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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