J00: Acute nasopharyngitis [common cold]

You have a cold.

The inside of the nose is covered with mucous membrane. The mucous membrane swells up during a cold. The mucous membrane then produces more fluid. As a result, the nose runs. Furthermore, it can be more difficult to breathe through the nose and to smell. The mucous membrane in the throat has additionally become inflamed.

Additional indicator

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

Further information

Note

This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the diagnostic confidence indicator.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.

Source

Provided by the non-profit organization “Was hab’ ich?” gemeinnützige GmbH on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG).

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