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Dr. Patricia Cagnoli

Internal Medicine
Ann Arbor, MI
23 years experience female

Locations

Office

Ann Arbor, MI

Address

1500 East Medical Center Drive, Floor 3 Reception: A, Ann Arbor, MI
Directions

Office

Brighton, MI

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Internal Medicine

Rheumatology

Doctor Q&A

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Cagnoli
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
First : First degree relatives of patients with rheumatoid arthritis have a slight increase chance of having the disease as well. Reumatoid arhtritis is a disease of the immune system likely caused by a combination of genetic predisposition ( we are born with a gene that under the right circumstances can be "switch on") and environmental factors, for example infections. Extensive research is under way trying to identify what can turn these genes on but as of today not one single factor has been identify and as a consequency there isn't anythig we can do to prevent it. Ithe chances that you will have rheumatoid are quite low and i wouldn't recommend any testing unless you have any specific symtoms then your physician will decide if they need to be done.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Cagnoli
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
In : In general there aren't any good or bad foods for patients with lupus different from what we recommend to anybody who wishes to stay healthy. Recent research has shown that foods rich in Folic Acid or taking Folic Acid supplements can help . Since patients with lupus have an increase risk for heart disease and atherosclerosis the recomendations are to eat a low cholesterol low fat diet, watch the salt content to maintain normal blood pressure, eat a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables and maintain a balance proportion of protein , carbs and fat in your diet.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Cagnoli
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
There : There are certain genes common to lupus patients. It does not mean that lupus is a hereditaty disease where the chances of children from parents with lupus is really high , like other disease like huntington chorea for example. Yet there is a slight possibility but children whose parent have lupus should be tested only if they have symptoms that are suspiscious for it. Is very common in children to have a positive ana, one of the most comon test that lupus patients can have, but in the case of kids this is most of the time due to infections and not due to lupus. Women with lupus should not be advised against pregnancy based on this.

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Mar 31, 2015
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

Hurley Medical Center

Residency

Hurley Medical Center

Residency

University of Buenos Aires

Residency

University of Buenos Aires
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