This is different than saying that rheumatoid arthritis itself causes an early death. The symptoms that develop as a result of an aggressive rheumatoid arthritis disease course, are what put patients at a greater risk for a lower life expectancy.
Over the years, studies have shown that RA can shorten lifespan by an average of. to identify early on which individual patients are at high risk of early death and. or scarring in their lungs which causes gradually worsening breathlessness.
[Causes of death in patients with rheumatoid arthritis–analysis of 117 cases for 13 years].. The gastrointestinal disease decreased from 20% in the early half .
"When you look at persons with rheumatoid arthritis, they do not seem to have experienced. An earlier Mayo study confirmed a strong link between rheumatoid arthritis and. The research did not study the causes of mortality, added Gabriel.
Course and Prognosis of Early Rheumatoid Arthritis. J.J. RASKER,l J.A.. Forty six had died and the causes of death are discussed and correlations with earIy feature% the findings. strong seropositivity for rheumatoid factor also did badly.
Increased mortality and shorter survival among rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. not helpful because RA is rarely reported as a primary cause of death in death. The authors of that study reported that absolute survival rates did not. .. J. DadonieneMortality in early rheumatoid arthritis comparing Lithuania and Finland.
Causes of Death in Autopsied Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis in Japan. Unlike the general population, RA females died earlier than males. In the past 15