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Ankylosing Spondylitis Definition & Overview

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Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory disease that causes arthritis of the spine and hips. It can also affect other joints such as the knees, and can cause inflammation of the eyes, lungs, or heart valves.

Ankylosing Spondylitis

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