B00.2: Herpesviral gingivostomatitis and pharyngotonsillitis
You have been infected with herpes viruses. You have sores on your mouth as a result.
There are various kinds of herpes viruses. You have been infected with herpes simplex viruses. A person can be infected with herpes viruses via saliva, for example, or through sex. Some of the viruses remain in your body throughout your life. For example, if you are stressed or the defense system is weakened, the viruses can cause symptoms again.
The viruses cause several very painful, small sores to form in the mouth or throat. The gums often become inflamed, too. Sometimes it is no longer possible to eat properly. The viruses will often make you feel weak, and you may have a fever. Sometimes the lymph nodes swell up and are painful. The viruses can make you severely ill.
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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