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Were you looking for information about Ankylosing Spondylitis? Ankylosing spondilitis is a common misspelling of ankylosing spondylitis.
 
Approximately 350,000 people in the United States have ankylosing spondylitis, a chronic inflammatory condition that most often affects the spine. In addition to the spine, the disease can also affect the hips, shoulders, knees, and other joints. This form of arthritis is often characterized by back pain and stiffness. Other parts of the body that may also be affected by ankylosing spondylitis include the eyes, heart, lungs, and digestive tract. There is no cure for ankylosing spondylitis; however, treatment options for the condition (such as lifestyle changes and medications) can help people with the condition manage the disease and lead full, productive lives.
 
(Click Ankylosing Spondylitis to learn more about this condition, including information about how the disease is diagnosed, risk factors for it, and treatment options for this form of arthritis.)
 
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