Orphanet: Arachnoiditis

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Disease definition

A chronic inflammation of the arachnoid layer of the meninges, of which adhesive arachnoiditis is the most severe form, characterized by debilitating, intractable neurogenic back and limb pain and a range of other neurological problems.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Adhesive arachnoiditis
    • Chronic arachnoiditis
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: G03.9
  • OMIM: 182950
  • UMLS: C0003708  C0270617
  • MeSH: D001100
  • GARD: 5839
  • MedDRA: 10003074
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