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Intracranial hemorrhage in an infant owing to vitamin K deficiency despite prophylaxis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10461777     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 3-month-old male infant with intracranial hemorrhage attributable to a vitamin K deficiency is reported. Vitamin K2 was administered orally at birth and then at 5 days and I month of age. Oral antibiotics were also given 2 days before the onset of bleeding. Although the incidence of intracranial hemorrhage resulting from vitamin K deficiency has decreased since the introduction of vitamin K2 prophylaxis, spontaneous intracranial hemorrhages are still being reported in infants. We suggest that vitamin K prophylaxis is needed especially for breast-fed infants and for those undergoing antibiotic therapy.
K Suzuki; T Fukushima; K Meguro; T Aoki; T Kamezaki; H Saitoh; T Enomoto; T Nose
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0256-7040     ISO Abbreviation:  Childs Nerv Syst     Publication Date:  1999 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-10-12     Completed Date:  1999-10-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503227     Medline TA:  Childs Nerv Syst     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  292-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Tsukuba Medical Center Hospital, Ibaraki, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebral Hemorrhage / diagnosis,  etiology*,  prevention & control
Drug Administration Schedule
Risk Factors
Vitamin K / administration & dosage*
Vitamin K Deficiency / complications*,  prevention & control*
Reg. No./Substance:
12001-79-5/Vitamin K

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