What is the prevalence of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) B27 in patients with ankylosing spondylitis?

Updated: Apr 09, 2021
  • Author: Huy D Nguyen, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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HLA-B27 is found in 88% of patients with ankylosing spondylitis. [26]  The chance that an HLA-B27 patient will develop spondyloarthritis or eye disease is 1 in 4. [1]


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