International Classification of Diseases 10th revision: ICD-10

The international standard diagnostic classification used for all general epidemiological and many health management purposes as well as for clinical use. The 10th revision, published in 2006 by WHO, is the latest in a series, which has its origins in the 1850s. In ICD-10 an alphanumerical system was introduced to code diseases and other health problems. Example:
J: Diseases of the respiratory system
J30: Vasomotor and allergic rhinitis
J30.1: Allergic rhinitis due to pollen (hay fever, pollinosis).

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