Anticoagulation instability due to a change in intake of vitamin K after dietary modification was observed in 2 patients on long-term oral anticoagulants. One patient developed diffuse bruises treated conservatively with fresh frozen plasma transfusion and the other had a thrombosed aortic prosthesis which required emergency operation. To prevent such complications, dietary modification especially with food rich in vitamin K should be undertaken with care in patients on long-term oral anticoagulants.
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