A54.4: Gonococcal infection of musculoskeletal system
You have been infected with gonococci. The gonococci have caused an inflammation in your musculoskeletal system.
Gonococci are specific bacteria. An infection with gonococci is also sometimes called gonorrhea. Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease. There are diseases that are particularly transmitted during sex. These diseases are also called sexually transmitted diseases. They are usually caused by specific pathogens. The pathogens can for instance be transmitted via vaginal fluid or semen. The pathogens may also be transmitted from a sick mother to her new-born child when she gives birth.
The musculoskeletal system includes the muscles, bones and joints, among other things. The individual bones are connected to each other via joints. The muscles are attached to the bones via tendons. The individual tendons are surrounded by tendon sheaths comprising connective tissue. When parts of the musculoskeletal system are inflamed, you may no longer be able to move properly or you might have pain in certain places.
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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