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Chronic inflammation of the arachnoid membrane surrounding the spinal cord, resulting in severe pain and disability. Causes include infection, injury, surgery, and injection of irritant substances.
Acute and chronic conditions characterized by external mechanical compression of the spinal cord due to extramedullary neoplasm; epidural abscess; spinal fractures; bony deformities of the vertebral bodies; and other conditions.
A disorder characterized by inflammation and a collection of infected material (pus) between the dura (the outer membrane covering of the brain and spinal cord) and the bones of the skull or spine.
Paraplegia is an impairment in motor or sensory function of the lower extremities.
A heterogenous group of degenerative syndromes marked by progressive cerebellar dysfunction either in isolation or combined with other neurologic manifestations.
The slowly progressive degeneration of the spinal cord that occurs in the late (tertiary) phase of syphilis a decade or more after contracting the infection.
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