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    Elderly Standard of Care- Dermatology
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    An_250775 posted:
    Hello. I am wondering if you agree with the following standard of care:
    My 85 yo grandmother was told she needed a lesion removed from her lower leg. They took her off her Coumadin medication for 5 days prior to performing the excision. A week later, she suffered a stroke. She is in the hospital now and the doctor has told us he believes removing her from the Coumadin caused this event. I am so incredibly irate and upset that this dermatologist felt the urgency to do this procedure. Thoughts?


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