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What could cause ankylosing spondylitis?

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 (occasionally earlier or later), ofter with morning stiffness and back pain. Severe pain, stiffness in a young person in the absence of trauma may be a good reason to see your doctor. Consider a seeing a rheumatologist. Read more...

What is ankylosing spondylitis, what are the causes and cure?

No cure. Good Rx. As is a hereditable arthritis that effects the spine and sij.. It is strongly asociated with the hla-b27 antigen, and to a lesser extent b40, and b7. It causes peripheral tendinitis, plantar faciitis, and periosteal inflammation. Eye problems (iritis and conjuctivitis) occur. It can also (rarely) affect the heart valves. We know infections trigger it, but inflammation of small bowel p[ersists. Read more...

What would cause an increased signal at t10-11? I also have ankylosing spondylitis

You should get. clarification from the doctor who ordered the test for you. It probably means some active disease in the area. Read more...

Is there any genetic research which may prevent genes which cause Ankylosing Spondylitis from passing to an offspring now or in future?

No. Genetics are complicated in many diseases and expression of disease depends on environmental and infectious diseases and hormones. In AS having the B27 expression does increase the risk, but many with B27 never get AS and many without B27 still get AS. To answer these dilemmas is going to take a lot of research and there,s no point in genetic counselling for the near future for AS. Read more...

Ankylosing spondylitis can curving of the spine and shoulders that have bent forwards cause breathlessness and chest pain?

Yes. It can cause those symptoms by restricting chest expansion or direct involvement of the lungs and/or the heart. These symptoms need to be evaluated so speak with your doctor. Read more...
Ankylosis spondyliti. Marked dorsal kyphosis is possible with severe ankylosing spondylitis and this can cause difficulty moving the chest in breathing and pain from the deformity. Read more...