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Indian J Pediatr. 2002 Jan;69(1):99-100.

Adrenal hemorrhage due to vitamin-K deficiency.

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Ondokuz Mayis, University Faculty of Medicine, Samsun-Turkey.


Adrenal hemorrhage has many etiologies including bleeding diathesis. A 10-day-old female baby was admitted to our clinic with the complaint of abdominal distention. Hemorrhage was determined on the right adrenal gland with abdominal ultrasonography and computerized tomography. Laboratory investigations showed PT 44 sec and aPTT longer than one minute. This article reports here an infant diagnosed as adrenal hemorrhage due to Vitamin-K deficiency presenting as an abdominal mass.

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