Neonatal vitamin K prophylaxis in Denmark: three years' experience with oral administration during the first three months of life compared with one oral administration at birth.

@article{Hansen1996NeonatalVK,
  title={Neonatal vitamin K prophylaxis in Denmark: three years' experience with oral administration during the first three months of life compared with one oral administration at birth.},
  author={Knud N\orregaard Hansen and Finn Ebbesen},
  journal={Acta paediatrica},
  year={1996},
  volume={85 10},
  pages={1137-9}
}
A Danish surveillance group established after the introduction of oral vitamin K prophylaxis monitored Danish cases with late onset vitamin K deficiency bleeding by regular questionnaires to all paediatric departments. Six cases were reported, one of whom died and three are severely handicapped. All cases occurred among an estimated 134,500 infants given a single oral 1 mg vitamin K dose at birth. No cases have been reported so far during the existent regimen: 2 mg at birth and 1 mg weekly… CONTINUE READING