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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 inherited VWD: Type I, Type II and Type III. Platelet type VWD is also an inherited condition.
VWD Type I is more common than Types II and III, 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.
Pit viper venom is haemotoxic but opossums have a blood protein, the von Willebrand Factor (vWF), which improves the animal’s ability to neutralise the anti-coagulant effect of the venom. In the 1990s researchers isolated the peptide from the…Continue
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I'm new to the forum scene here and hate to be so forward, but I've been dealing with some intense female issues that have demolished my quality of life for at least two weeks of every month for the last year and am looking for answers. I've placed…Continue
What are the chances of passing von Willebrand's disease on to my daughter?Reply by Suzanne DixonpediatricianThe condition you have, von Willebrand's disease, is an inherited disorder that alters the blood's ability to clot. It's usually inherited…Continue
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Hey all! :)Just checking in to see how many Type 3 vWd's are on this site??? I love meeting other severe peeps and sharing our horror stories! :) Comment on this discussion if you are Type 3 <3Thanks,StacyContinue
My daughter was dignosted with VWD when she was 5 years old she is now 7. She has always been full of life and energy. Over the past 5/6 weeks she has not been herself. It started with her not running around like a crazy kid. I put it off as her…Continue
Hi all :) I haven't been on the site in awhile and just wanted to say HELLO to everyone and hope you all are well and in "ok" health at least! I have Type 3 Severe von Willebrand Disease and haven't had any major issues lately (knock on wood!) I…Continue
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