This chapter discusses von Willebrand disease–the most common inherited bleeding disorder. It discusses the classification of the disease and diagnostic issues. The chapter discusses treatment by different subtypes and the use of desmopressin or the concentrate Humate–P. Von Willebrand disease (vWD) is the most common inherited bleeding disorder. Despite its relatively high prevalence, many features of the disease have only recently been clarified.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Hemostasis and Thrombosis, Third Edition|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2015|
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