Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding

Overview and Considerations

Caroline W. Burke, MSN, RN, CPNP


J Pediatr Health Care. 2013;27(3):215-221. 

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Patient Outcome

At 4 months of age, the infant was residing at home. He was alert, active, breastfeeding, and sleeping well according to his family. He continued to take oral Topiramate and Phenobarbital and had been seizure-free since hospital discharge. He had no recurrent bleeding, and follow-up coagulation studies had been normal. He displayed a degree of visual impairment, decreased head control, delayed milestones, and decreased right-sided movement, for which he is being followed up by neurology and physical therapy. His vaccinations remain delayed. The infant's family has expressed a concern about giving multiple vaccinations simultaneously, and by 4 months of age he had not received any vaccinations.