What is the global prevalence of hypoprothrombinemia?

Updated: Jun 16, 2021
  • Author: J Nathan Hagstrom, MD; Chief Editor: Cameron K Tebbi, MD  more...
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The estimated prevalence of inherited prothrombin deficiency worldwide is 1 per 2,000,000 population. The prevalence is higher where consanguinity is common. In parts of the world where vitamin K is not routinely administered in the neonatal period, hypoprothrombinemia secondary to vitamin K deficiency is relatively common. The incidence of hemorrhagic disease of the newborn in the absence of active prophylaxis is about 1 in 500 newborns.


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