Facts and Figures
  • From the onset of symptoms the average diagnoses time is greater than 9 years.
  • Ankylosing spondylitis is a young person’s disease. It most frequently starts between ages 15 and 35. Onset after age 45 is unusual.
  • There are over 100 types of arthritis.
  • The HLA-B27 gene is closely associated with spondyloarthritis. The gene occurs at different rates in different populations, ranging from 0% for Bantu