The Related Information About Ankylosing Spondylitis

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Is gene therapy a possible solution to AS?
Hi, honestly I don't think so. Ankylosing spondylitis isn't a pure genetic disorder, it's caused by a combination of gene and environmental factors. About 80% of children who carry the AS gene don't develop the disease. When the disease isn't purely caused by a gene disorder, how can it work to simply repair the gene? Presently the treatment is still physical, medication and surgery when needed.