Giving vitamin K at birth

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7065.1147a (Published 02 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1147

Approach to giving vitamin K should be reconsidered

  1. Nick Lessof
  1. Lecturer in child health Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, London W6 8RP

    EDITOR,—Alvin Zipursky concludes that intramuscular administration of vitamin K at birth is not associated with an increased risk of childhood cancer.1 The recommendation by the British Paediatric Association in 1992 that vitamin K should be given orally …

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