Vitamin K prophylaxis against haemorrhagic disease of the newborn in the United Kingdom

Handel, Jeffrey; Tripp, John H.
November 1991
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);11/2/91, Vol. 303 Issue 6810, p1109
Academic Journal
Examines he oral administration of vitamin K prophylaxis on the neonates to protect against hemorrhagic disease of the newborn in Great Britain. Association between the use of vitamin K and kernicterus in premature babies; Costs of treating the babies; Influence of the oral vitamin on the low risk development of hemorrhagic disease.


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