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Arachnoiditis

"Arachnoiditis" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Arachnoiditis" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Arachnoiditis" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 7 publications over 7 distinct years, with a maximum of 1 publications in 1990 and 1997 and 2000 and 2001 and 2008 and 2009 and 2016
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