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Arachnoiditis

Arachnoiditis: Introduction

Arachnoiditis: Arachnoiditis is an inflammatory response of the arachnoid, one of three coverings, or meninges, that envelop the brain and spinal cord. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Arachnoiditis Information Page: NINDS) ... more about Arachnoiditis.

Arachnoiditis: A progressive disorder where the arachnoid membrane becomes inflamed and the brain and spinal cord may also become inflamed. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Arachnoiditis is available below.

Symptoms of Arachnoiditis

Treatments for Arachnoiditis

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Arachnoiditis: Complications

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Causes of Arachnoiditis

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Arachnoiditis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Prognosis for Arachnoiditis

Prognosis for Arachnoiditis: There is no cure for arachnoiditis. For the majority of patients, arachnoiditis is a disabling disease causing intractable pain and neurological deficits. As the disease progresses, some symptoms may increase and become permanent. Few people with this disorder are able to continue working. In some cases, progressive paraplegia may occur. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Arachnoiditis Information Page: NINDS)

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Clinical Trials for Arachnoiditis

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Article Excerpts about Arachnoiditis

NINDS Arachnoiditis Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

Arachnoiditis is an inflammatory response of the arachnoid, one of three coverings, or meninges, that envelop the brain and spinal cord. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Arachnoiditis Information Page: NINDS)

Pain -- Hope Through Research: NINDS (Excerpt)

Arachnoiditis is a condition in which one of the three membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, called the arachnoid membrane, becomes inflamed. A number of causes, including infection or trauma, can result in inflammation of this membrane. Arachnoiditis can produce disabling, progressive, and even permanent pain. (Source: excerpt from Pain -- Hope Through Research: NINDS)

Definitions of Arachnoiditis:

Inflammation of the arachnoid membrane and adjacent subarachnoid space. (On-line Medical Dictionary) - (Source - Diseases Database)

Arachnoiditis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Arachnoiditis, or a subtype of Arachnoiditis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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