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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.
Hi allPosting for the first time here from the sunny but chilly UK.I went to the hospital with my daughter (13) yesterday as we suspected she may have VWD.This was confirmed by the haemotologist who said that she has Type 1. My mum is convinced…Continue
A lot of time has gone by since I last posted. I think I posted mainly about my concern re: the angiogram-- but things got so busy etc. that I couldn't post re: the heart surgery.My husband has had open heart surgery last February. (Feb 5,2015 to…Continue
I am going to attend this meeting and hope to update my understanding of VWD, inhibitors and new treatments. Anybody else thinking of going???? There are a number of forums dedicated to VWD issues. Google NHF annual meeting for more info.John the…Continue
Hi everyone, I'm a new member and this is my first post on this forum. I was hoping I might be able to ask a few questions of this community, in an attempt to gain some insight into the relatively confusing diagnostic limbo in which I currently find…Continue
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