A24.0: Glanders

You have been infected by glanders.

This disease is called malleus in Latin. Glanders is caused by certain bacteria. These bacteria are mostly found in Asia, Africa and South America. The bacteria occur mostly in horses and donkeys. You can become infected by having contact with infected animals or their excretions.

You can then get a high temperature and sore limbs. You may also have headaches and be sensitive to light. If the bacteria get into the skin, you can get a rash with purulent blisters. The bacteria can also get into the body via the mucous membranes. Inflammations can then occur in the mucous membranes. If you breathe the bacteria in, you can also get inflamed lungs. If the bacteria persist in the body, pus may also accumulate in different places.

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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