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Von Willebrand disease, type 1

Von Willebrand disease, type 1: Introduction

Von Willebrand disease, type 1: A rare inherited blood coagulation disorder characterized by a deficiency in plasma protein called the von Willebrand factor which leads to bleeding problems. Most cases of von Willebrand disease are type 1 which is the mildest form of the condition. Patients rarely have severe bleeding problems but may bleed excessively during surgery, dental work or due to a traumatic injury. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Von Willebrand disease, type 1 is available below.

Symptoms of Von Willebrand disease, type 1

Treatments for Von Willebrand disease, type 1

  • Mild cases generally require no treatment. More severe cases may require medication such as desmopressin. The medication may need to be used prior to surgery or to treat bleeding problems. The medication can produce a variable response in patients and a patients response to the therapy should always be tested prior to using it to ensure that it will work for them
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Causes of Von Willebrand disease, type 1

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Misdiagnosis and Von Willebrand disease, type 1

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Prognosis for Von Willebrand disease, type 1

Prognosis for Von Willebrand disease, type 1: Most patients tend to lead a relatively normal life with the main problems likely to arise during surgery or dental procedures.

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