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 DeCS Categories

A08 Nervous System .
A08.186 Central Nervous System .
A08.186.566 Meninges .
A08.186.566.166 Arachnoid .
C10 Nervous System Diseases .
C10.228 Central Nervous System Diseases .
C10.228.614 Meningitis .
C10.228.614.097 Arachnoiditis .
C23 Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms .
C23.550 Pathologic Processes .
C23.550.470 Inflammation .
C23.550.470.646 Serositis .
 Synonyms & Historicals
Arachnoiditis .
Arachnoid Membrane Inflammation .
Inflammation, Arachnoid Membrane .
Arachnoid Membrane Inflammations .
Arachnoiditides .
Inflammations, Arachnoid Membrane .
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) .
Inflammation .
Inflammations .
A pathological process characterized by injury or destruction of tissues caused by a variety of cytologic and chemical reactions. It is usually manifested by typical signs of pain, heat, redness, swelling, and loss of function. .
Serositis .
Serositides .
Inflammation of a serous membrane. .
Arachnoid .
Arachnoid Mater .
Arachnoid Maters .
Arachnoids .
Mater, Arachnoid .
Maters, Arachnoid .
A delicate membrane enveloping the brain and spinal cord. It lies between the PIA MATER and the DURA MATER. It is separated from the pia mater by the subarachnoid cavity which is filled with CEREBROSPINAL FLUID. .