Does anyone else in your family have ankylosing spondylitis? Is it hereditary?

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Hello everyone, 

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If you haven't seen it already, we recently published an article all about ankylosing spondylitis, going over its definition, who is affected, the treatments, and more! You can read it here: Ankylosing spondylitis: Everything you need to know!

Research has shown that almost 9 out of 10 people with AS carry the HLA-B27 gene, and scientists think that it may make people more vulnerable to developing AS (though if you have the gene, you may not necessarily develop AS). This gene may be passed on through our genetic material, meaning that AS can run in families as well.

Is this the case for you? Are there other people in your family who have AS or are you the only one? Have you been tested for the HLA-B27 gene? 
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Courtney

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