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HEMORRHAGIC DISEASE IN THE NEWBORN INFANTDefinitionThis is a disorder of the newborn characterized by spontaneous internal or external bleeding accompanied by hypoprothrombinemia and very low levels of other vitamin K-dependent coagulation factors (V, VII, IX, and X).Hemorrhagic disease in the newborn infant is caused by the deficiency of the vitamin K-dependent clotting factors (II, VII, IX, and X). Bleeding occurs in 0.25-1.7% of newborns who do not receive vitamin K prophylaxis after birth, generally in the first 5 days to 6 weeks in an otherwise well infant. Bleeding may begin any t

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