Vitamin K in neonates: facts and myths
Vitamin K deficiency. As previously described, only a very small amount of vitamin K is necessary for blood coagulation in humans. Dietary deficiency of vitamin K is, therefore, extremely rare in adults, and, when it does occur, it is usually associated with profoundly inadequate dietary intake, intestinal disorders (e.g., regional enteritis, cystic fibrosis, intestinal resection ...
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