Facts and Figures
  • Inflammatory arthritis covers a number of autoimmune diseases in which the body’s own immune system attacks the joints.
  • 300,000 Canadians have Psoriatic Arthritis.
  • 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
  • There are many genes that are now associated with spondyloarthritis. New biologic drugs are being made that work on these genes. For example, an IL-17