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A person With RA can expect a slight reduction in life span as a result of the disease and also as a result of the drugs used in treating the disease. other factors may include the added risk to the body posed by infections in damaged tissues and joint replacements and operations when they are required. However overall RA is not a terminal disease but can depending on conditions lead to other illnesses that are.

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