Support Groups in Canada
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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.