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What causes axial spondyloarthritis?

Nobody knows for sure why some people get axial spondyloarthritis, or axial spa for short. But doctors and scientists are working hard to find the cause. Sometimes axial spa runs in families, so people close to a person who has it have a higher chance of getting it too.

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