M86.54: Other chronic haematogenous osteomyelitis Hand
You have had inflamed bone in your hand 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.
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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