Neglected vitamin K deficiency causing coagulation dysfunction in an older patient with pneumonia: a case report

Neglected vitamin K deficiency causing coagulation dysfunction in an older patient with pneumonia: a case report
BMC Geriatr. 2022 Jul 30;22(1):628. doi: 10.1186/s12877-022-03327-6.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: The development of coagulation disorders can be dangerous and fatal in the older people, especially those with multiple medical conditions. Vitamin K-dependent coagulation disorders are easily overlooked when anticoagulant drugs are not used and the patient shows no signs of bleeding.CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 71-year-old male suffering from pulmonary ... read more
Source: PubMedPublished on 2022-07-30By Qiaoping Wu