Vitamin K prophylaxis: Leaving the old route for the new one?

Francesco Tandoi, Fabio Mosca, Massimo Agosti

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Abstract

Oral or patenteral administration of vitamin K is the accepted practice for prevention of early vitamin K deficiency bleeding (VKDB) in the newborn. However, vitamin K prophylaxis in the newborn continues to be a worldwide health concern, particularly in breastfed infants. This paper reviews the current status of the use of vitamin K for the prevention of early and late VKDB.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-128
Number of pages4
JournalActa Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics, Supplement
Volume94
Issue number449
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2005

Keywords

  • Haemorrhagic disease of the newborn
  • Infancy
  • Prophylaxis
  • Vitamin K
  • Vitamin K deficiency bleeding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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