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Findings on Vitamin K Deficiency Reported by Researchers at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (Acquired Vitamin K Deficiency as Unusual Cause of...

Women's Health Weekly

09-29-17

Findings on Vitamin K Deficiency Reported by Researchers at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (Acquired Vitamin K Deficiency as Unusual Cause of Bleeding Tendency in Adults: A Case Report of a Nonhospitalized Student Presenting with Severe ...)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Women's Health Weekly -- Fresh data on Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases and Conditions - Vitamin K Deficiency are presented in a new report. According to news reporting from Shiraz, Iran, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "We report a rare case of acquired vitamin K deficiency presenting with severe menorrhagia and without any gynecological problem. Partial thromboplastin time (59.2 seconds) and prothrombin time (33.1 seconds, INR: 5.97) were considerably prolonged in laboratory evaluations."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, "A complete coagulation factor assay test was performed for the patient: factor IX, 24%; factor II, 41%; factor VII, 3%; and factor X, 52%. She had been taking many high-energy drinks and she had inadequate dietary intake for the past 6 months. Given that she had vitamin K deficiency (VKD), a course of vitamin K therapy was started for her in the hospital."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "This case showed the potential for menorrhagia due to VKD with use of high-energy drinks and the value of a complete and detailed history in early diagnosis."

For more information on this research see: Acquired Vitamin K Deficiency as Unusual Cause of Bleeding Tendency in Adults: A Case Report of a Nonhospitalized Student Presenting with Severe Menorrhagia. Case Reports In Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2017;2017():4239148. (Hindawi Publishing - www.hindawi.com; Case Reports In Obstetrics and Gynecology - www.hindawi.com/crim/obgyn/)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting O.R. Zekavat, Hematology Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran. Additional authors for this research include G. Fathpour, S. Haghpanah, S.J. Dehghani, M. Zekavat and N. Shakibazad (see also Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases and Conditions - Vitamin K Deficiency).

Keywords for this news article include: Iran, Asia, Shiraz, Avitaminosis, Malnutrition, Nutrition Disorders, Vitamin K Deficiency, Deficiency Diseases and Conditions, Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases and Conditions.

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