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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:

Symptoms include nosebleeds with no previous history of bleeding abnormalities.

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.

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: November 26, 2012
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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