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Patient discussion about spondylitis ankylopoietica
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).More discussions about spondylitis ankylopoietica