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What part of the body does ankylosing spondylitis affect?

Ankylosing spondylitis mainly affects the joints in the lower spine and pelvis, causing pain and stiffness. Ankylosing spondylitis can affect other parts of the body too, like joints in the hips, knees and shoulders. It can also involve the eyes. This is called anterior uveitis or iritis. It can occasionally involve the gut and skin too.

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