B58.3: Pulmonary toxoplasmosis
You have an illness that is caused by toxoplasma. The illness has affected your lungs.
Toxoplasmosis involves pathogens that are mainly found in cat feces, unwashed vegetables and raw meat.
When someone is infected by toxoplasmosis, they usually have only minor symptoms. For example, you may feel weak, or have headaches, or your lymph nodes may 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. Toxoplasmosis may remain in the body. If the defense system is weak, the pathogens may cause more serious symptoms later on. The defense system may be weakened by another illness, for example, or by medicines.
The toxoplasmosis has damaged your lungs. If the lungs are damaged you may have a cough or breathing problems, for example.
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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