Vitamin K Deficiency

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(Nguyen-Khoa, Dieu-Thu, et. al.) Vitamin K Deficiency. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/126354-overview through http://www.medscape.com. Accessed September 2013.

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Sources Used in Previous Reviews

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Wu, A. (© 2006). Tietz Clinical Guide to Laboratory Tests, 4th Edition: Saunders Elsevier, St. Louis, MO. Pp 1142-1143.

Vorvick, L. (Updated 2009 March 7). Vitamin K. MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002407.htm. Accessed May 2009.

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