[Vitamin K deficiency bleeding].

  title={[Vitamin K deficiency bleeding].},
  author={A Zouagui and Abdelhak Bouharrou and Moustapha Hida},
  journal={Archives de pediatrie : organe officiel de la Societe francaise de pediatrie},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={79; author reply 79-80}
Risk factors Children who are entirely breast-fed have a 20 times greater risk of developing VKDB than those who receive formula milk, due to the low level of vitamin K in breast milk and also the low levels of bacteria which help to synthesise vitamin K in the guts of breast-fed babies. Several drugs, such as isoniazid, rifampicin, anticoagulants and anticonvulsant agents, which have been taken by the mother, make the infant at risk of developing early VKDB. Warm environmental temperatures… CONTINUE READING
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