Were you looking for information about Ankylosing Spondylitis? Anklyosing spondylitis is a common misspelling of ankylosing spondylitis.
Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory disease that typically affects the spine. It is a form of arthritis that affects an estimated 350,000 people in the United States. The disease often causes back pain and stiffness, but may also affect other parts of the body, such as the hips, shoulders, and knees.
The disease is more likely to affect men than women. The cause or causes of ankylosing spondylitis are not yet known, but scientists have identified certain factors that may increase a person's risk for it. Although ankylosing spondylitis can have serious effects on a person's life, current treatment strategies allow most people with the disease to lead active and productive lives.
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