Acquired Von Willebrand's Disease - Topic Overview
Acquired von Willebrand's disease is a rare bleeding
disorder that might be caused by other medical problems or medicines. It prevents blood from clotting
properly. It is rarer than the inherited form of
von Willebrand's disease.
Medical problems that might cause acquired von Willebrand's disease include:
Rarely, acquired von Willebrand's disease may also develop in direct
association with use of certain medicines. When use is discontinued, signs of
the disease also end. These medicines include:
- Valproic acid.
nosebleeds with no previous history of bleeding
Treatment of acquired von Willebrand's disease includes medicines that help your body have enough von Willebrand clotting factor in
the blood. This von Willebrand factor helps your blood clot.