Subgaleal Haematoma due to Vitamin K Deficiency in an Infant: A Case Report SD01-SD03
Dr. Reshma Khatun,
DY Patil Girl Hostel, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Haemorrhagic Disease of the New Born by Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding (VKDB), occurring shortly after birth and caused by deficiency of vitamin K dependent factors (factors II, VII, IX, and X) has been well documented. Subgaleal haemorrhage is an infrequent but fatal complication of childbirth, especially if accompanied by coagulation disorders. It can be due to many causes like traumatic birth, coagulation factors deficiency, vitamin K deficiency etc. The most common cause is traumatic birth. Authors hereby report a case of subgaleal haematoma in an eight-week-old female child secondary to vitamin K deficiency. The patient responded well following administration of parenteral vitamin K.