Coagulopathy secondary to vitamin K deficiency in hyperemesis gravidarum.

@article{Robinson1998CoagulopathyST,
  title={Coagulopathy secondary to vitamin K deficiency in hyperemesis gravidarum.},
  author={Julian N. Robinson and Ritwik Banerjee and M P Thiet},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1998},
  volume={92 4 Pt 2},
  pages={673-5}
}
BACKGROUND Hyperemesis gravidarum is a condition of pregnancy characterized by excessive nausea and vomiting, which can be associated with malnutrition. Vitamin K deficiency is a known complication of malnutrition as well as a known cause of coagulopathy. To date, there is no reported case in the literature of vitamin K deficiency in hyperemesis gravidarum. CASE A woman at 15 weeks' gestation presented with hyperemesis gravidarum complicated by an episode of severe epistaxis. Investigation… CONTINUE READING
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