A69.2: Lyme disease
You have been infected with borrelia.
Borrelia are specific bacteria. They are transmitted by ticks.
If you are infected with borrelia, the skin around the tick bite may form a red circle. Sometimes you will feel weak and the lymph nodes will swell up. The lymph nodes are small bean-shaped objects. They are found throughout the body. Lymph nodes filter the tissue fluid. They are part of the defense system.
With this disease, you may not have any symptoms for a while. But the borrelia can spread in the body and damage various areas. So for example, the joints can become inflamed or changes occur on the skin. The nervous system can also be damaged. The nervous system includes all the body’s nerves along with the brain and spinal cord. The nerves run from the brain and spinal cord into the body. They convey information in the body. The symptoms depend on which area of the nervous system is damaged.
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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