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Hello, folks. I have heard something about vitamin K importance, but I am not sure about its deficiency. I would like to know when its deficiency usually can occur. I would appreciate if someone could help me with some details. I hope it won’t bother you much. Thank you in advance.

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Hi, there. Vitamin K deficiency usually occurs with newborns since mother’s milk is poor with this vitamin. They still don’t have vitamin K-producing bacteria in their intestines. As a result, there may develop newborn hemorrhagic disease. Vitamin K deficiency is rare within adults. It can appear within people that have disorders that prevent a proper absorption of fat. Those would be: cystic fibrosis, cholestasis and celiac disease. Improper use of antibiotics can kill bacteria that produce vitamin K. Symptoms are: bleeding gums and easy bruising of the skin. I hope this helps. Bye!
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