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Dr. Diixa Patel

Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
Detroit, MI
17 years experience female

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Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

Infectious Disease

Languages spoken

English

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12 Answers
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diixa Patel
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
More information: What is the description and location of your rash? You may need the rash to be evaluated by your primary caregiver to in order to investigate if there... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diixa Patel
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
Immunity: Severe malnutrition leads to reduced immune function and therefore decreased ability to fight infections.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diixa Patel
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
See dermatologist: Milder cases can be treated with otc creams but more severe cases can be treated with prescription drugs such as diflucan, (fluconazole) ketoconozo... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diixa Patel
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
More info: Colonization with MRSA is usually checked with a nasal swab. Infection in blood is checked in blood cultures and sometimes wound cultures are taken i... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diixa Patel
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
Re examination need: If the treatment was for strongyloidosis, stool examination is needed to document clearance of the infection. If it was used for onchocerciasis, it do... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diixa Patel
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
Drainage and hygiene: If your infection is recurrent , an antibacterial wash such as Chlorhexidine can reduce the amount of bacteria on your skin and help prevent further i... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diixa Patel
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
Unknown: Mycobacteria including mycobacterium tuberculosis can remain active on dry surfaces for months. However, it is unknown how long mycobacteria laprae w... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diixa Patel
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
No: Antibiotics before dental procedures are generally recommended for those with a prosthetic heart valve, history of infective endocarditis, congenital ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diixa Patel
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
Most need more tests: Usually a lab test like gram stain and culture can be done from a urethral swab and nucleic acid amplification - dna probe can be done to check for wh... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diixa Patel
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
Yes: Ringworm is a contagious disease - it is spread when you have direct skin to skin contact with an infected person. It can also be spread via clothin... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diixa Patel
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
Depends if infected: Mrsa can colonize the nose and can be found on a nasal swab without causing any symptoms or infection. If infection is present it can range anywhere f... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diixa Patel
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
Can be: It can be mrsa. If there is any drainage- it would be best to culture it to target the organism better. If not, you may need antibiotic coverage for m... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Patel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Patel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Do we get infection if we touch a thing once handled by leprae patient
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Thanks for your quick reply! Your advice is much appreciated.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Ross University School of Medicine, Dominican Republic
Graduated 2005MD

Residency

NEW YORK METHODIST HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Infectious Disease Specialist , Second Place, Michigan - Summer
2013
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