Nutrition in Infancy pp 429-439

Part of the Nutrition and Health book series (NH)

Vitamin K Deficiency and its Prevention and Treatment in Infants



Vitamin K (VK) is the name for a group of fat-soluble organic substances that consist of a 2-methyl-1,4-naphthoquinone ring structure with differing carbon side chains at the 3-position.


Hemorrhagic disease of the newborn Vitamin K Vitamin K deficiency bleeding Vitamin K prophylaxis Proteins induced by vitamin K absence or antagonism PIVKA 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, The Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and The Medical SchoolNewcastle University, North Tyneside General HospitalNewcastle-Upon-TyneUK

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