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Descriptor English: Arachnoiditis
Descriptor Spanish: Aracnoiditis
Descriptor aracnoiditis
Scope note: Inflamación aguda o crónica de la membrana aracnoides de la meninges que con frecuencia afecta a la médula espinal o a la base del cerebro. Este término se refiere generalmente a un proceso inflamatorio persistente caracterizado por engrosamiento de la membrana ARACNOIDES y adherencias durales. Entre las afecciones asociadas se incluyen cirugía previa, infecciones, traumatismo, HEMORRAGIA SUBARACNOIDEA, e irritación química. Las características clínicas varían según el sitio de la inflamación, pero incluyen neuropatías craneales, radiculopatías y mielopatías. (Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1997, Ch48, p25)
Descriptor Portuguese: Aracnoidite
Descriptor French: Arachnoïdite
Entry term(s): Arachnoid Membrane Inflammation
Arachnoid Membrane Inflammations
Arachnoiditides
Inflammation, Arachnoid Membrane
Inflammations, Arachnoid Membrane
Tree number(s): C10.228.614.097
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001100
Scope note: 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)
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Brain Diseases (1966)
Meningitis (1966)
Public MeSH Note: 1967
History Note: 1967
DeCS ID: 1103
Unique ID: D001100
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Date Established: 1967/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/07/01
Arachnoiditis - Preferred
Concept UI M0001656
Scope note 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)
Preferred term Arachnoiditis
Entry term(s) Arachnoid Membrane Inflammation
Arachnoid Membrane Inflammations
Arachnoiditides
Inflammation, Arachnoid Membrane
Inflammations, Arachnoid Membrane



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