A22.1: Pulmonary anthrax

You have been infected with anthrax pathogens.

Anthrax pathogens are specific bacteria. These bacteria are transmitted to humans from animals such as cattle, sheep or pigs, for example.

Anthrax bacteria have given you inhalation anthrax.

If you breathe in anthrax pathogens, you may develop inhalation anthrax. You may thus have a cough, fever and headache. This can turn into a very serious illness with high temperatures. You may have breathing problems and cough up blood.

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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