A22.8: Other forms of 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. You can get infected with anthrax by eating meat from sick animals. Direct contact with sick animals or their fur can also result in infection. Anthrax is a severe illness. Because the illness can affect various organs, the symptoms differ considerably.
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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