Paediatrics – MCQ 43 – Late onset hemorrhagic disease of newborn

Late onset hemorrhagic disease of newborn is characterized by all of the following features except:
A. Usually occurs in cow-milk fed babies
B. Onset occurs at 4-12 week of age
C. lntracranial hemorrhage can occur
D. Intramuscular vitamin K prophylaxis at birth has a protective role

Correct answer : A. Usually occurs in cow-milk fed babies

Haemorrhagic disease of newborn is more common in breast milk fed babies. (Breast milk is a poor source of Vitamin K)

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