Dr. Robert Sidonio Jr., a hematologist, diagnosed four babies with vitamin K deficiency bleeding.
Dr. Robert Sidonio Jr., a hematologist, diagnosed four babies with vitamin K deficiency bleeding.
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published Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
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TN newborns get rare bleeding disorder after parents refused vitamin K shots

4 babies diagnosed with preventable bleeding disorder

A bleeding disorder in babies so rare that it typically affects fewer than one in 100,000 is becoming more common in Tennessee because parents are refusing vitamin K injections at birth, according to pediatric specialists.

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