Intracerebral hemorrhage despite prophylactic administration of vitamin K in infants

Mika Komatsu, Fuminari Komatsu, Hitoshi Tsugu, Tatsumi Yahiro, Shinya Oshiro, Tomoko Fujita, Kazuko Yoshimura, Tooru Inoue

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The incidence of vitamin K deficiency in infancy has decreased markedly, due to prophylactic administration of vitamin K during the neonatal period. However, vitamin K deficiency bleeding may occur during or after the neonatal period despite prophylactic administration in Japan. Two cases are reported of intracranial hemorrhage associated with coagulopathy in full-term infants who had received prophylactic administration of vitamin K. More reliable methods for prophylactic administration should be established.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-133
Number of pages4
Journalneurologia medico-chirurgica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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