J18.2: Hypostatic pneumonia, unspecified
Your lungs are inflamed.
The lungs are on the left and right side of the ribcage. They are also connected to the nose and mouth via the bronchial tubes and windpipe.
A lung inflammation can cause various symptoms. These include shortness of breath, coughing and a high temperature.
In your case, the blood supply to specific tissue in the lungs has worsened. As a result, your pulmonary tissue has become inflamed.
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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