Arthritis per se is not life threatening.
Rheumatic fever arthritis often leaves sequele
in the heart which can be serious.
Chronic intake of drug, especially haphazardly
taken can lead to serious damage in the body which
can then threaten life.
Uncommonly, multiple systems including heart,
can be affected in some rare forms of chronic
arthritis (e.g. lupus).
However, chronic arthritis, can seriously affect
the quality of life – both physical and