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2. Who Is At Risk for Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Ankylosing spondylitis is more likely to occur in men in their late teens or early twenties, and those who carry the HLA-B27 gene. Even if you do have these risk factors, you won't necessarily develop ankylosing spondylitis. Many people with the HLA-B27 gene do not develop it.

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