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Vitamin K Prophylaxis: Is There a Need for Policy Change?

  • Mahesh KamateEmail author
  • Nalla Anuraag Reddy
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Authors’ Contribution

MK diagnosed the cases and was involved in management of patients. NAR collected the data and drafted the paper. The final manuscript was approved by both authors. MK will act as guarantor of the study.

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Conflict of Interest

None.

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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Pediatric Neurology and Child Development Centre, Department of PediatricsKAHER University’s J N Medical CollegeBelgaumIndia
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsKAHER University’s J N Medical CollegeBelgaumIndia

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