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Arachnoiditis Summary

Description: 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) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Arachnoiditis

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Iophendylate (Iofendylate) : 1 outcome 5 studies in 30 results : FDA 1
  2. Metrizamide : 1 outcome 3 studies in 24 results : FDA 1
  3. tenoxicam : 1 outcome 1 study in 1 result : IBA
  4. Morphine (MS Contin) : 1 outcome in 5 results : FDA 37 Generic
  5. Methylprednisolone : 1 outcome in 3 results : FDA 18 Generic
  6. Detergents (Detergent) : 2 studies in 5 results : IBA
  7. Iohexol (Omnipaque) : 2 studies in 4 results : FDA 2
  8. Contrast Media : 1 study in 22 results : IBA
  9. Kaolin : 1 study in 12 results : IBA
  10. Steroids : 1 study in 7 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Arachnoiditis

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

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  1. Debridement : 1 outcome in 1 result
  2. Psychology Biofeedback (Biofeedback) : 1 outcome in 1 result
  3. Injections : 2 studies in 13 results
  4. Epidural Injections : 2 studies in 8 results
  5. Laminectomy : 22 results
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