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J Pediatr Neurosci. 2010 Jan;5(1):55-8. doi: 10.4103/1817-1745.66681.

Vitamin K deficiency bleeding presenting as impending brain herniation.

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  • 1Department of Neonatology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Kochi, Kerala, India.

Abstract

It is presently a universal practice to administer vitamin K at birth. Hence, the serious bleeding manifestations from vitamin K deficiency are nowadays very rare. We describe a case of late vitamin K deficiency bleeding presenting as intracranial hemorrhage with impending coning and the related review of literature. Such severe bleeding episodes due to vitamin K deficiency are associated with multiple cranial involvement and impending brain herniation is probably rare.

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Intracranial hemorrhage; vitamin K deficiency bleeding

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