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The range "042–079" hypothetically refers to a segment within a medical coding system that encompasses various infectious and parasitic diseases. These codes are utilized for the classification of diseases and a wide array of health conditions, facilitating the storage and retrieval of diagnostic information for clinical, epidemiological, and quality management purposes.

Classification[edit | edit source]

The classification within this range might include diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi. Each code within the "042–079" range could potentially represent a specific disease or condition, allowing healthcare professionals to accurately document patient diagnoses.

Viral Infections (042–049)[edit | edit source]

This subsection could hypothetically include diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Influenza, and Hepatitis, each assigned a specific code for identification purposes.

Bacterial Infections (050–059)[edit | edit source]

Possible diseases in this category might include Tuberculosis, Lyme Disease, and Syphilis, again each with their unique code.

Parasitic Diseases (060–069)[edit | edit source]

This segment could cover conditions such as Malaria, Giardiasis, and Toxoplasmosis, classified within the medical coding system for ease of reference.

Fungal Infections (070–079)[edit | edit source]

Diseases such as Candidiasis, Aspergillosis, and Cryptococcosis might be included in this category, each assigned a specific code.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Medical professionals use these codes when diagnosing patients to ensure a standardized language across healthcare facilities. This standardization aids in the accurate tracking of epidemiological patterns, healthcare planning, and research.

Challenges[edit | edit source]

One of the main challenges in using such a classification system includes keeping the codes updated with the latest medical knowledge and ensuring that healthcare professionals are trained in their correct application.


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