Does Ankylosing Spondylitis affect all ages at the same rate and manner?

No, Ankolysing Spondylitis can affect all ages and there is no specific manner by which it could affect an individual .

Men - In men, it usually starts from the pelvis, and then gradually affects the spine , chest wall, hips, shoulder and feet.

Women - In women, it is usually mild and difficult to diagnose. The order of affection starts from pelvis and gradually affects hips, knees, ankles and wrist.

Children - In children, boys are affected more than girls. They rarely suffer from Back pain. The areas like Hip, Knee, Heels and Great- toe are affected first and the Spine is affected later.