J20.5: Acute bronchitis due to respiratory syncytial virus
Your bronchial tubes are inflamed. The inflammation in your bronchial tubes was caused by respiratory syncytial viruses.
We breathe air in through the mouth and nose. The air enters our lungs though the respiratory tract. The lower respiratory tract begins with the windpipe. At the end of the windpipe are two bronchial tubes (or bronchi) branching away from it. The bronchial tubes run into the lungs. What is more, the bronchial tubes divide into even smaller branches.
Your bronchial tubes are inflamed. You may thus have a cough and headache.
The inflammation in your bronchial tubes is caused by specific viruses. These viruses are called respiratory syncytial viruses.
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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