Vitamin K Deficiency in Breastfed Infants

  • Rüdiger von Kries
  • Rudolf Tangermann
  • Martin Shearer
  • Ulrich Göbel

Abstract

Vitamin K is required for gamma carboxylation of a number of proteins, most of which are involved in haemostasis. Bleeding is the main clinical problem observed in vitamin K deficiency.

Keywords

Human Milk Breastfed Infant Maternal Milk Human Colostrum Subclinical Vitamin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rüdiger von Kries
    • 1
  • Rudolf Tangermann
    • 1
  • Martin Shearer
    • 2
  • Ulrich Göbel
    • 3
  1. 1.Abt. für allgemeine Pädiatrie, Neonatologie und GastroenterologieUniversity of Düsseldorf, KinderklinikGermany
  2. 2.Department of HaematologyGuy’s Hospital and United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St. Thomas’s HospitalsLondonUK
  3. 3.Abt. für pädiatrische Hämatologie und OnkologieUniversity of Düsseldorf, KinderklinikGermany

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