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OBJECTIVE: To determine the presence of vitamin K deficiency in infants with bleeding, it is necessary to determine the frequency of vitamin K deficiency in newborns. This review was conducted in the department of Pathology and the Department of Pediatrics LUMHS from September 2019 to December 2020. METHOLOGY: This report involved 114 patients with bleeding from the outpatient department, as well as the Paediatrics department at Liaquat University Hospital Hyderabad's Paediatrics department. Infants and neonates of both genders were found with bleeding from any site, including intracranial, skin, gastrointestinal, and bleeding from injection site, according to the inclusion criteria. Approximately 36. 8% were found to have Vitamin K deficiency, while 63. 2 percent had normal levels, although 63. 8 percent had normal values. The commonest sites of bleeding, followed by skin/ bruises/ injection sites, nose bleeding, and kidney/ mucosal bleeds were the commonest sites of bleeding, followed by skin/ mucosal bleeds and genitourinary bleeds, followed by swollen/brute bleeding, followed by nose/brubruising/ injection sites, nose bleeding.
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