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Facts and Figures
  • Inflammatory arthritis covers a number of autoimmune diseases in which the body’s own immune system attacks the joints.
  • The HLA-B27 gene is closely associated with spondyloarthritis. The gene occurs at different rates in different populations, ranging from 0% for Bantu
  • Biosimilars are usually cheaper than the biologic drug to which they are similar by about 30% to 40%.
  • Ankylosing spondylitis is a young person’s disease. It most frequently starts between ages 15 and 35. Onset after age 45 is unusual.