A24.4: Melioidosis, unspecified

You have been infected by melioidosis.

Melioidosis is caused by certain bacteria. These bacteria are mostly found in Asia, Australia and Africa. The bacteria occur in water and the soil there. You can get infected if you get the bacteria in your mouth or inhale them. The bacteria can also get into your skin via lesions.

Melioidosis can result in a variety of symptoms. The lungs may be inflamed. With inflamed lungs, you may find breathing more difficult than usual, or have chest pain. If you are ill for a long time, skin changes may occur. It may also be that nothing of the illness is noticed for a long time.

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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