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What is Arachnoiditis?

What is Arachnoiditis?

  • Arachnoiditis: A progressive disorder where the arachnoid membrane becomes inflamed and the brain and spinal cord may also become inflamed.
  • 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)

Arachnoiditis: Introduction

Types of Arachnoiditis:

Broader types of Arachnoiditis:

How serious is Arachnoiditis?

Complications of Arachnoiditis: see complications of Arachnoiditis
Prognosis of 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)

What causes Arachnoiditis?

Causes of Arachnoiditis: see causes of Arachnoiditis

What are the symptoms of Arachnoiditis?

Symptoms of Arachnoiditis: see symptoms of Arachnoiditis

Complications of Arachnoiditis: see complications of Arachnoiditis

Arachnoiditis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Arachnoiditis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Arachnoiditis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Arachnoiditis: Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Arachnoiditis.
Treatments for Arachnoiditis: see treatments for Arachnoiditis
Research for Arachnoiditis: see research for Arachnoiditis

Organs Affected by Arachnoiditis:

Organs and body systems related to Arachnoiditis include:

Name and Aliases of Arachnoiditis

Main name of condition: Arachnoiditis

Other names or spellings for Arachnoiditis:

arachnitis, cerebral arachnoiditis, chronic adhesive arachnoiditis, spinal arachnoiditis, serous circumscribed meningitis, Familial spinal arachnoiditis (subtype), Spinal tuberculous arachnoiditis (subtype)

Encephalitis, Leptomeningitis, Meningitis, Meningo-encephalitis Source - Diseases Database

Familial spinal arachnoiditis (subtype), Spinal arachnoiditis, Spinal tuberculous arachnoiditis (subtype)
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Arachnoiditis: Related Conditions

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