Disease Information for Vitamin K deficiency

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Bruising/Ecchymosis
Purpura
Excessive/easy bruising tendency
Malnourished/poor nutrition status/signs
Demographics & Risk Factors
Past History
Past history/Sprue/gluten enteropathy
Established Disease Population
Patient/Jejunocolic bypass
Patient/Malabsorption syndrome
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings - Decreased
Factor 10 (Stuart Prower) (Lab)
Factor 7 (Lab)
Factor IX/PTC (Lab)
Protein C level/blood (Lab)
Vitamin K (Lab)
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
Antithrombin III (Lab)
PIVKA II/Acarboxyprothrombin level (Lab)
Protein-S Level (Lab)
PT -Prothrombin time (Lab)
PTT/Partial Thromboplastin Time/Activated PTT (Lab)
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Disseminated intravascular coagulation
Hemophilia
Associated Disease & Complications
Bleeding diathesis/hemorrhagic diathesis
Bleeding Tendency
Protein C deficiency
Protein-S Deficiency
Warfarin (Coumadin) effect/toxicity
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Deficiency hematologic effect (ex)
Process
PROCESS/Fat soluble vitamin deficiencies (ex)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Phytonadione (Aquamephyton)
RX/Vitamin K/Synkavite
Definition

A nutritional condition produced by a deficiency of VITAMIN K in the diet, characterized by an increased tendency to hemorrhage (HEMORRHAGIC DISORDERS). Such bleeding episodes may be particularly severe in newborn infants. (From Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p1182)

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