Bechterew's disease

Bechterew's disease; spondylitis deformans degenerative change and resultant deformation of vertebrae and intervertebral discs

Patient discussion about Bechterew's disease

Q. Is ankylosing spondylitis genetically inherited?

A. It is known today that ankylosing spondylitis (spondyloarthritis) has a very strong genetic connection. It is not a disease inhertited by a single gene that is dominant, but certainly there is genetic predisposition in families (and a more detailed information- about 90% of the patients express the HLA-B27 genotype).

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Norman Cousins (1912-90), "was an American political journalist, author, professor, and world peace advocate' [42], wrote the: "Anatomy of an Illness" (As Perceived by the Patient) Bantam, 1981, about his Bechterew's disease.