Most entries that apply to your question have three options. The idea is to code to the highest degree of specificity. Take salpingo-oophoritis for example (I just opened the book randomly. I wish I had opened to a disease with a few less letters.) If your documentation says "acute s/o," you would use 614.0. If it says "chronic s/o," the correct code would be 614.1. If it just says "s/o," then it is unspecified and the correct choice would be 614.2. Some entries default to one or the other. Either "acute" or "chronic" will be in the parenthetical notation after the primary entry. In those cases, an unspecified would default to whichever is in the main entry's parentheticals. I think.
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