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What causes vitamin K deficiency?

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David Escobar
Family Medicine
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In brief: Diet or Antibiotics

The vast majority of our vitamin k is actually produced by symbiotic bacteria in our intestines.
So, if one has recently had a bout of heavy antibiotic use (which kills off both "good and "bad" bacteria in the body), then vitamin k deficiency can result. Poor diet can also lead to this deficiency. A deficiency in vit. K most often results in easy bleeding/hemorrhage susceptibility.

In brief: Diet or Antibiotics

The vast majority of our vitamin k is actually produced by symbiotic bacteria in our intestines.
So, if one has recently had a bout of heavy antibiotic use (which kills off both "good and "bad" bacteria in the body), then vitamin k deficiency can result. Poor diet can also lead to this deficiency. A deficiency in vit. K most often results in easy bleeding/hemorrhage susceptibility.
David Escobar
David Escobar
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics

In brief: VITAMIN K DEFICIENCY

It is caused by inadequate intake, malabsorption of fat and use of coumarin anticoagulants.
It causes hemorrhagic disease of the newborn, common among breastfed infants.

In brief: VITAMIN K DEFICIENCY

It is caused by inadequate intake, malabsorption of fat and use of coumarin anticoagulants.
It causes hemorrhagic disease of the newborn, common among breastfed infants.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Dr. Nela Cordero
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