Informed Consent - Newborn Vitamin K Administration
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Excerpt:"Vitamin K is a vital part of the blood clotting factor. A few babies, about 1 in 10,000, suffer from a deficiency of vitamin K (VKDB) and may bleed internally which is a very series condition. The signs of VKDB is external bleeding, skin bruising, and/or blood seeping from a body opening. Should any of these signs occur your health care provider should be contacted immediately!
Types of VKDB:
Early: This is very rare, typically occurring within the first 24 hours of birth. It’s seen most often when the mother was taking a medication that interferes with Vitamin K production.
Classic: This type of VKDB occurs within the first week after birth.
Late Onset: This is the most frequent type of VKDB. It usually occurs between weeks 3 and 8. " © 2019 Augustine Colebrook All Rights Reserved
 Shearer, M. J. “Vitamin K deficiency bleeding (VKDB) in early infancy.” Blood Rev 23 Vol 2(2009): 49-59.