A44.0: Systemic bartonellosis

You have a disease that is caused by pathogens.

There are various kinds of pathogens. You have been infected with particular bacteria of the bartonella group. These bacteria are transmitted by sand flies. The disease occurs in South America especially.

If you are infected with the bacteria, the symptoms usually occur after several days. A high fever and limb pain are common with the disease. The bacteria multiply in the red blood cells and destroy these. This may result in you having too few red blood cells. For example, you may then be very pale or weak. The disease can make you very severely ill. Sometimes you may get a rash on the skin or mucous membranes some time later. The affected sites usually look like warts. Sometimes lumps may also form under the skin.

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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