Basic Summary for Arachnoiditis


Main name of condition: Arachnoiditis

What is Arachnoiditis?
  Brief description of Arachnoiditis: Inflammation of a brain membrane.
  Parent types of Arachnoiditis: Brain conditions
  Organs Affected by Arachnoiditis: brain
How serious is 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. 1
  Complications of Arachnoiditis: see complications of Arachnoiditis
What causes Arachnoiditis?
  Causes of Arachnoiditis: see causes of Arachnoiditis
What are the symptoms of Arachnoiditis?
  Symptoms of Arachnoiditis: see symptoms of Arachnoiditis
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Arachnoiditis: see treatments for Arachnoiditis

1. excerpt from NINDS Arachnoiditis Information Page: NINDS

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