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Why is blood clotting abnormal with vitamin K deficiency?

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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
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In brief: Clotting factors

Vitamin k is used to create several factors in the clotting cascade (the system that ends in a blood clot).
If vitamin k isn't there, then those factors are deficient, and blood won't clot as well. This is why newborns get a vit k shot, to avoid something called "hemorrhagic disease of the newborn.".

In brief: Clotting factors

Vitamin k is used to create several factors in the clotting cascade (the system that ends in a blood clot).
If vitamin k isn't there, then those factors are deficient, and blood won't clot as well. This is why newborns get a vit k shot, to avoid something called "hemorrhagic disease of the newborn.".
Dr. Michael Amster
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Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Bleeding

Vitamin k is a vital component of several clotting proteins, and a deficiency will make your blood thinner. Interestingly, when we place a patient on warfarin, we are creating a kind of vitamin k deficiency, and that is how warfarin works.

In brief: Bleeding

Vitamin k is a vital component of several clotting proteins, and a deficiency will make your blood thinner. Interestingly, when we place a patient on warfarin, we are creating a kind of vitamin k deficiency, and that is how warfarin works.
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
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