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What is Von Willebrand's Disease?

Von Willebrand's Disease is a common hereditary coagulation abnormality caused by a qualitative or quantitative deficiency of von Willebrand factor (vWF). Von Willebrand factor (vWF) is a protein that is essential for platelet adhesion.

There are three forms of VWD: inherited, acquired and pseudo or platelet type. There are three types of hereditary VWD: VWD Type I, VWD Type II and VWD III. Within the three inherited types of vWD there are various subtypes. Platelet type VWD is also an inherited condition.

VWD Type I is the most common type of the disorder and those that have it are typically asymptomatic or may experience mild symptoms such as nosebleeds although there may be severe symptoms in some cases.

There are various factors that affect the presentation and severity of symptoms of vWD such as blood type.



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Hi everyone my 1 year old son has just been diagnosed with type 3 von willebrands disease and I was wondering if many other people have this type of vwd and there experiences of having a child with the disorder thanks

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Welcome to Living with VWD!

The goal of this site is to help and provide support to people affected by Von Willebrand's Disease, along with the families and friends.

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