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Arachnoiditis

Acute or chronic inflammation of the arachnoid membrane of the meninges most often involving the spinal cord or base of the brain. This term generally refers to a persistent inflammatory process characterized by thickening of the ARACHNOID membrane and dural adhesions. Associated conditions include prior surgery, infections, trauma, SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE, and chemical irritation. Clinical features vary with the site of inflammation, but include cranial neuropathies, radiculopathies, and myelopathies. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1997, Ch48, p25)
Also Known As:
Arachnoid Membrane Inflammation; Inflammation, Arachnoid Membrane; Arachnoid Membrane Inflammations; Arachnoiditides; Inflammations, Arachnoid Membrane
Networked: 301 relevant articles (6 outcomes, 23 trials/studies)

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Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Pain (Aches)
2. Wounds and Injuries (Trauma)
3. Infection
4. Dystonia (Limb Dystonia)
5. Syringomyelia (Morvan's Disease)

Experts

1. Stoodley, Marcus A: 5 articles (08/2013 - 06/2003)
2. Cheng, Shaokoon: 3 articles (08/2013 - 04/2012)
3. Fehlings, Michael G: 3 articles (07/2012 - 04/2008)
4. Tu, Jian: 3 articles (05/2011 - 06/2003)
5. Benyamin, Ramsin M: 2 articles (01/2015 - 03/2009)
6. Bilston, Lynne E: 2 articles (08/2013 - 04/2012)
7. Panizo, Carlos: 2 articles (04/2013 - 07/2011)
8. Wong, Johnny: 2 articles (08/2012 - 04/2012)
9. Hemley, Sarah: 2 articles (08/2012 - 04/2012)
10. Austin, James W: 2 articles (07/2012 - 06/2012)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Arachnoiditis:
1. Iophendylate (Iofendylate)FDA Link
2. MetrizamideFDA Link
3. tenoxicamIBA
4. Morphine (MS Contin)FDA LinkGeneric
5. MethylprednisoloneFDA LinkGeneric
6. Detergents (Detergent)IBA
7. Iohexol (Omnipaque)FDA Link
8. Contrast MediaIBA
9. KaolinIBA
10. SteroidsIBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Debridement
2. Psychology Biofeedback (Biofeedback)
3. Injections
4. Epidural Injections
5. Laminectomy