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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Vasculitis
Answer: Vasculitis can cause hair loss, rarely coumadin or lipitor. But, easy to check by stopping the lipitor for a few months. You would be taking too high a chance by stopping the coumadin. The lipitor and coumadin have no particularly adverse effect on each other. Like any drug, you need to watch your PT/INR closely when you change medications for any purpose. Treatment of vasculitis depends on the underlying cause, but generally involves steroid treatment for some period of time. This would depend on whether the vasculitis is still active. Some patients with Lupus development the Lupus anticoagulant. I suspect this was checked but worth asking. The treatment for this would be coumadin also for most patients. So the treatment regimen wouldn't change if it were present.
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