MALATTIA EMORRAGICA VITAMINA K-DIPENDENTE: UNA RARA MANIFESTAZIONE DELLA FIBROSI CISTICA

Translated title of the contribution: Vitamin K-dependent hemorragic disease: An unusual manifestation of cystic fibrosis

M. R. D'Altilia, D. Meleleo, N. Gorgoglione, M. Pellegrino, M. Sacco, F. Lotti

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Abstract

Vitamin K is necessary for the maintenance of normal functional activity of several coagulation factors. Vitamin K defficiency occurs in newborns expecially those who are breast-fed and who do not receive Vitamin K prophylaxis at birth. Later, Vitamin K deficiency may result from malabsorption syndromes, liver disease and the use of antibiotics and anticoagulant drugs. We report a case of late Hemorragic Disease as unusual clinical manifestation of Cystic Fibrosis in a 5 month old infant. Although Vitamin K-deficiency occurs infrequently in Cystic Fibrosis, this diagnostic hypothesis should be considered in patients with Vitamin K-dependent Hemorragic Disease.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)315-318
Number of pages4
JournalRivista Italiana di Pediatria
Volume21
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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D'Altilia, M. R., Meleleo, D., Gorgoglione, N., Pellegrino, M., Sacco, M., & Lotti, F. (1995). MALATTIA EMORRAGICA VITAMINA K-DIPENDENTE: UNA RARA MANIFESTAZIONE DELLA FIBROSI CISTICA. Rivista Italiana di Pediatria, 21(3), 315-318.