Facts and Figures
  • Nearly everyone has heard of rheumatoid arthritis, a common form of inflammatory arthritis, but hardly anyone has heard of spondyloarthritis, another
  • “Walking is man’s best medicine” — Hippocrates (c. 460 BC – c. 370 BC)
  • The HLA-B27 gene is closely associated with spondyloarthritis. The gene occurs at different rates in different populations, ranging from 0% for Bantu
  • The absence of the HLA-B27 antigen does NOT rule out the possibility of a spondyloarthritis disease.