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Ankylosing spondylitis is a common inflammatory rheumatic disease. Both susceptibility to and clinical manifestations of the disease are highly heritable. Although some genes, notably HLA-B27, have been implicated in susceptibility to the disease, the genetics of the condition are complex and many more genes involved in the condition await discovery.


Journal article


Clin exp rheumatol

Publication Date





S43 - S49


Chromosome Mapping, HLA-B27 Antigen, HLA-DR Antigens, HLA-DRB1 Chains, Humans, Major Histocompatibility Complex, Severity of Illness Index, Spondylitis, Ankylosing