Von willebrand disease

What is Von willebrand disease?

Von Willebrand disease (vWD) is the most common hereditary coagulation abnormality described in humans, although it can also be acquired as a result of other medical conditions. It arises from a qualitative or quantitative deficiency of von Willebrand factor (vWF), a multimeric protein that is required for platelet adhesion.

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My 2 1/2 month grandson was tested today for Von Willebrand disease after other tests did not give answers. He occasionally has some blood when he...

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For many kids with this disorder, the symptoms are so mild that they never know they have it. Those with a more...

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Von Willebrand Disease Type 3 disease with mucosal bleeding in infant less than 1 year...

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It is a difficult disease but treatable

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Von willebrand disease type 3 is the most severe...

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