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Von Willebrand disease: Overview, Causes

Von Willebrand disease: Overview, Causes

Definition Von Willebrand disease is the most common hereditary bleeding disorder. Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors Von Willebrand disease is caused by a deficiency of von Willebrand factor. Von Willebrand factor helps blood platelets clump together and stick to the … Read more

Von Willebrand disease: Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests

Symptoms & Signs Abnormal menstrual bleeding Bleeding of the gums Bruising Nose bleeds Skin rash Diagnosis & Tests Tests that may be done to diagnose this disease include: Bleeding time (is prolonged) Platelet aggregation test Platelet count (may be normal) … Read more

Von Willebrand disease: Treatment

Treatment Medications such as desamino-8-arginine vasopressin (DDAVP) can be given to raise the levels of von Willebrand factor, which will reduce the tendency toward bleeding. Some types of von Willebrand disease do not respond to DDAVP. Tests should be done … Read more