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is ankylosing spondylitis hereditary

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No known cause: Ankylosing spondylitis has no known specific cause, though genetic factors seem to be involved. In particular, people who have a gene called hla-b27 a ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
No: This is an inflammation of the facets of the spine, the sacroiliac joint and rib facets related to an inherited deficiency of bodily antigen (termed h ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Unknown, genes: The exact cause is uncertain, but it does seem to have a genetic connection. It is more common in males. It usually starts in early adulthood (occasio ... Read More
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Life time: Ankylosing spondylitis doesn't follow a set course. The severity of symptoms and development of complications vary widely from person to person. There ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Maybe: It can cause pain, lead to fixed deformities of the spine and place you at higher risk for a spinal fracture in a fall or accident scenario due to los ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
See rheumatologist: There is no cure but treatment exists that can change the lives of people with as. Whereas a progression to spine fusion and immobility was common in ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
12 years experience Pediatrics
Joint inflammation: Ankylosing spondylitis is a long-term disease that causes inflammation of the joints between the spinal bones, and the joints between the spine and pe ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Usually by having : A complete physical exam along with having blood studies done and possibly some x-rays.
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: Not unless there are significant cardiac, pulmonary or neurologic complications from the disease.
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A member asked:
Dr. Greg Khounganian
17 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
No: Ankylosing spondylitis is a disorder that is not common. Osteoarthritis, which is the arthritis most adults develop, is much more common. If for some ... Read More
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