Intracerebral hemorrhage: A rare late manifestation of vitamin-K deficiency in a breastfed infant. A case report.

SOYLU H., ASLAN Y., SARI A., Erduran E.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.39, no.2, pp.265-269, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.265-269
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Late hemorrhagic disease of the newborn (HDN) is a rare complication of vitamin K deficiency and is especially associated with intracranial hemorrhage. It may also occur in Infants who received vitamin-K prophylaxis at birth, Here, we reported a case of late HDN with frontal robe hemorrhage due to vitamin-K deficiency. This form of Intracranial hemorrhage of late HDN has been reported in the literature very rarely. We conclude that the efficiency of single-dose vitamin-K prophylaxis should be revaluated.