Facts and Figures
  • The HLA-B27 gene is closely associated with spondyloarthritis. The gene occurs at different rates in different populations, ranging from 0% for Bantu
  • Rheumatoid arthritis is seropositive. That is, a blood test shows the presence of RF or rheumatoid factor. RF is produced as the immune system attacks
  • ASAS, the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis international Society, recommends membership in a patient organization as an additional treatment option.
  • 300,000 Canadians have Psoriatic Arthritis.