Von Willebrand Disease Directory
Von Willebrand disease is a genetic bleeding disorder that results from lack of a certain protein in the blood. There are three types: type 1, the most common type, where you are missing some of the von Willebrand factor; type 2, in which the factor does not work correctly; and type 3, the most severe deficiency. Symptoms of von Willebrand disease are nosebleeds, gum bleeding, heavy periods, frequent bruising, and taking a long time for blood to clot. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how von Willebrand disease is caused, how to treat it, and much more.
Von Willebrand Disease
Von Willebrand disease (vWD) is an inherited bleeding disorder resulting in prolonged bleeding. Certain specialized proteins called clotting factors aid the blood to clot. Individuals with von Willebrand disease have a defect in or deficiency of one of these proteins known as von Willebrand factor. They may also have low levels of an additional factor known as factor VIII. Deficient or ...
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