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Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

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A few arachnoiditis patients may develop multiple chemical sensitivity. Some patients with arachnoiditis subsequent to injection of foreign substance into the subarachnoid space may have features suggestive of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.                                                                 
A number of patients have new allergies to antibiotics, especially penicillin related.                                                                     

Some patients describe adverse reactions to dental anaesthetics, particularly those containing adrenaline.

These problems may lead to difficulties in prescribing for patients with arachnoiditis.