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What is Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory process that affects the spine. The cause of ankylosing spondylitis is not precisely known. It is a genetic condition and most, but not all, patients test positive for gene HLA-B27. Patients affected are usually young adults who may be late twenties or early thirties. It is a systemic disease which can present with fever, fatigue, [...]