Vitamin K deficiency, Hemorrhagic disease, Newborn


The proof that routine vitamin K administration works and is efficient was given by several small clinical trials held in the 1960s to 1990s. Through these trials was demonstrated that compared with cases with placebo vitamin K improves child’s biochemical indices of coagulation status. Besides these trials other observational studies and clinical experiences over decades support the efficacy of vitamin K in this setting and it was also shown that rates of VKDB declined dramatically after widespread using of this practice. But it is important not to forget that VKDB may still appear in neonates with liver disease despite application of IM or oral vitamin K.


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Author Biographies

KETEVAN BARABADZE, Tbilisi State University

Department of General Pediatrics

MIRANDA SHERVASHIDZE, Tbilisi State University

Department of General Pediatrics

NINO ADAMIA, Tbilisi State Medical University

Department of Pediatrics


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How to Cite

BARABADZE, K., SHERVASHIDZE, M., & ADAMIA, N. (2024). VITAMIN K DEFICIENCY BLEEDING IN INFANTS - CASE REPORT. Experimental and Clinical Medicine Georgia, (1), 95–101.




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