A.S. Face 1752: Ericka Lipka


Madison, WI

I was diagnosed in 2014 shortly after moving to Wisconsin.  I had known I had a rare disease called Marfan Syndrome for 5 years so many health issues were blamed on that disease. After revealing to my new doctor that my father had AS I was sent in for testing. I was diagnosed with already fused AS and with Psoriatic Arthritis and began a biologic immediately.

I am a newlywed and a proud fur mom to 2 snugly cats and a black German Shepherd.  I am an elementary school teacher in the Madison area. I refuse to let AS, PsA, or Marfan slow me down.

Wisconsin, United States of America

2 Responses to “A.S. Face 1752: Ericka Lipka”

  1. Dear Ericka,
    Thank you so much for sharing your story with us.
    Sincerely Cookie

  2. Hi
    Wow this is the first time I have seen this connection my mum had marfans syndrome and I have AS I always believed there was a connection I hope you keep well is much love Jane UK

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