Not Really a ‘White Man’s Disease’

Not Really a ‘White Man’s Disease’

January 2022

A diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis finally explained Christi Taylor-Gentry’s throbbing joint pain. But as recently as 2006, when Alexis Ogdie-Beatty, MD, MSCE, became a doctor, she was taught that the disorder was only “a white young man’s disease.”

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