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hemorrhagic disease of the newborn

 

Definition: a syndrome characterized by spontaneous internal or external bleeding accompanied by hypoprothrombinemia, slightly decreased platelets, and markedly elevated bleeding and clotting times, usually occurring between the third and sixth days of life; effectively treated with vitamin K.

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