Facts and Figures
  • From the onset of symptoms the average diagnoses time is greater than 9 years.
  • About 85% to 90% of people with ankylosing spondylitis have the HLA-B27 gene. Of those people who carry the HLA-B27 gene, however, only about 5% will
  • Osteoarthritis is caused by the deterioration of cartilage in the joints, often due to wear and tear.
  • ASAS, the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis international Society, recommends membership in a patient organization as an additional treatment option.