RA mortality scrutinised at ACR 2014

People with RA are more likely to die early than those without the disease even when the condition is adequately treated, according to a study presentation at the 2014 ACR meeting.

The observational study from Harvard Medical School in the US followed more than 120,000 women for 34 years and found those diagnosed with RA had a two-fold increased risk of death from any cause compared with those without RA.

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