I hope that this information is helpful to you. Having one copy of the HLA – B27 allele causes an increased risk to develop ankylosing spondylitis, a form of chronic inflammation of the spine and of particular joints in the spine. It can also cause problems with the eyes called Iritis. In addition to HLA-B27, there are most likely other genetic and environmental factors associated with this condition. The chance of developing ankylosing spondylitis with one positive HLA B27 allele is 43%. You should talk with your doctor about the results of the test. It is important to keep in mind that most people with a copy of the HLA-B27 allele never go on to develop any symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis.
Thanx for the informartion. really appriciable. my treatment going with Ortho Specialist (surgen too), and i am getting releife with his medicines. do i need to consult Reumathologis or continue wit h my Ortho Doc?
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