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Von Willebrand disease

What is... What is...
Von Willebrand disease (VWD) is the most common type of bleeding disorder. People with VWD have a problem with a protein in their blood called von Willebrand factor (VWF) that helps control bleeding.
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Diagnosis Diagnosis
Von Willebrand disease is not always easy to diagnose. People who think they have a bleeding problem should see a haematologist who specializes in bleeding disorders.
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Treatment Treatment
Von Willebrand disease (VWD) can be treated with a synthetic drug called desmopressin (DDAVP), with a clotting factor concentrate that contains Von Willebrand factor, or with other drugs that help control bleeding. The type of treatment depends in part on the type of VWD a person has.
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