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Who gets ankylosing spondylitis?

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Ankylosing spondylitis tends to start between your teens and 30s. Men are two to three times more likely to get the disease than women. You can inherit it. One gene, called HLA-B27, is common in people with ankylosing spondylitis.

From: Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American College of Rheumatology: “Spondyloarthritis.”

Spondylitis Association of America: “Ankylosing Spondylitis.”

Harvard Medical School Patient Education Center: “What is ankylosing spondylitis?”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Questions and Answers About Ankylosing Spondylitis.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Ankylosing Spondylitis.”

Spondylitis Association of America: “What is axial spondyloarthritis?”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on April 14, 2019

SOURCES:

American College of Rheumatology: “Spondyloarthritis.”

Spondylitis Association of America: “Ankylosing Spondylitis.”

Harvard Medical School Patient Education Center: “What is ankylosing spondylitis?”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Questions and Answers About Ankylosing Spondylitis.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Ankylosing Spondylitis.”

Spondylitis Association of America: “What is axial spondyloarthritis?”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on April 14, 2019

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