Intracranial hemorrhage in infants as a serious, and preventable consequence of late form of vitamin K deficiency: a selfie picture of Turkey, strategies for tomorrow

ÜNAL E., ÖZSOYLU S., Bayram A., Ozdemir M. A., Yilmaz E., CANPOLAT M., ...More

CHILDS NERVOUS SYSTEM, vol.30, no.8, pp.1375-1382, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00381-014-2419-2
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1375-1382
  • Keywords: Children, Intracranial hemorrhage, Preventive measures, Turkey, VitaminK deficiency bleeding, BLEEDING VKDB, DISEASE
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


Vitamin K deficiency bleeding is one of the most common causes of acquired hemostatic disorder in early infancy. Although vitamin K is practiced routinely after every birth in Turkey, children with type of vitamin K deficiency bleedings (L-VKDB) can be encountered. We aimed to evaluate the clinical features of the children with L-VKDB reported from Turkey.