Indian Journal of Dermatology
E–CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 407-

Vitamin K deficiency bleeding presenting as nodular purpura in infancy: A rare and life-threatening entity


Pratik Gahalaut1, Sandhya Chauhan2 
1 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Shri Ram Murti Smarak Institute of Medical Sciences, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Pediatrics, Shri Ram Murti Smarak Institute of Medical Sciences, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Vitamin K deficiency bleeding (VKDB) disorder is an uncommon entity, which occurs due to inadequate activity of vitamin K-dependant coagulation factors. An 8-months-old exclusively breast-fed male infant presented with multiple, purpuric and nodular non-collapsible swellings on trunk of 4 days duration. Investigations revealed raised activated partial thromboplastin time and prothrombintime. Fibrinogen level and platelet counts were normal. Late VKDB usually presents as intra-cranial or mucosal hemorrhages. [1] Though skin and mucosal bleeding may occur in 1/3 rd of infants with VKDB, «SQ»nodular purpura«SQ» is not the common presenting feature. Earlier recognition of VKDB and immediate investigation/treatment helps prevent the potentially fatal outcome of the disease. Very little is mentioned about this entity in dermatology literature.


How to cite this article:
Gahalaut P, Chauhan S. Vitamin K deficiency bleeding presenting as nodular purpura in infancy: A rare and life-threatening entity.Indian J Dermatol 2013;58:407-407


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Gahalaut P, Chauhan S. Vitamin K deficiency bleeding presenting as nodular purpura in infancy: A rare and life-threatening entity. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Aug 4 ];58:407-407
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