A56.4: Chlamydial infection of pharynx
You have become infected with certain bacteria. These bacteria are called chlamydia.
Bacteria occur everywhere in the environment. For example, bacteria can be transmitted by air or skin contact. Some bacteria frequently cause diseases if you come into contact with them. Other bacteria can also live on the skin or in the intestines without making us sick. However, you can be weakened by other medical conditions. In that case, you can also fall ill as a result of these otherwise harmless bacteria.
As a result of the chlamydia, you have a 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.
Your throat has been inflamed by the bacteria. The throat begins behind the mouth and nose. The throat connects the mouth and nose with the windpipe (trachea) and gullet (oesophagus). For example, you may find swallowing painful. The throat can also be reddened.
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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