Monday, September 16, 2013
You are a public health physician investigating a trend of bleeding in newborns. Several unrelated newborns in their first week of life have been hospitalized for various problems. One newborn has cutaneous bleeding, two have gastrointestinal bleeding, and one has intracranial bleeding. In all cases, parents refused any interventions for their children after birth. One mother was on anticonvulsants through the pregnancy, and another was taking a cephalosporin.
Challenge: What's going on?
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