A22.2: Gastrointestinal 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.

If you eat the meat of sick animals, you may develop gastrointestinal anthrax. Gastrointestinal anthrax can be a very serious illness. First you can get abdominal pain and feel nauseous. If the intestines are inflamed further, you may get a high fever, severe abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea.

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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