adhesive arachnoiditis

ad·he·sive a·rach·noid·i·tis

thickening of the leptomeninges, sometimes with obliteration of the subarachnoid space; commonly related to acute or chronic leptomeningitis of bacterial or chemical origin.
See also: leptomeningeal fibrosis.
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Additional open label experience with AIMSPRO, over an extended period, has led Daval to consider Proof of Concept studies in Adhesive Arachnoiditis, treatment resistant Myasthenia Gravis and Psoriatic arthritis.
The High Court previously heard how she suffered a severe headache, confusion and was seen thrashing around after her daughter's birth in January 2001 A condition called chronic adhesive arachnoiditis (CAA) wreaked havoc on her nervous system.
6) Adhesive arachnoiditis may result as a complication of persistent Pantopaque (Figure 2), which can cause meningeal thickening and hyalinization of the arachnoid.
One 50-year-old woman who received injections of a solution of zinc sulfate and phenol solution developed adhesive arachnoiditis and hematoma and subsequently died.
I would like to hear from anyone suffering from the incurable disease known as adhesive arachnoiditis who may be a member of the Scottish Myodil Group, with a view to arranging a members' meeting.
The SynergyPlus+ system is indicated as an aid in the management of chronic, intractable unilateral or bilateral pain of the trunk and/or limbs that is associated with: failed back syndrome, low back syndrome or failed back, radicular pain syndrome, post laminectomy pain, multiple back operations, unsuccessful disc surgery or degenerative disc disease, peripheral causalgia, epidural fibrosis, arachnoiditis or lumbar adhesive arachnoiditis, and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).
If local anesthesia is injected into this space, instead of the epidural space, the patient may face a lifetime of agony due to adhesive arachnoiditis.