M86.52: Other chronic haematogenous osteomyelitis Upper arm

You have had inflamed bone in your upper arm for a long time.

There are various reasons for inflamed bone. In your case the inflammation has been caused by pathogens. The pathogens got to the affected site via the blood.

When bone is inflamed the affected area may be painful. Pus may form, too. The bones may be damaged by the inflammation. When bones are damaged they may be unusually fragile, for example.

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


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 additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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