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Von Willebrand disease, type 2A

Von Willebrand disease, type 2A: Introduction

Von Willebrand disease, type 2A: A rare inherited blood coagulation disorder characterized by a defect in plasma protein called the von Willebrand factor which leads to bleeding problems. Type 2 vWD is further subdivided into 4 subtypes, each with a different underlying genetic defect. The severity of the bleeding symptoms is variable. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Von Willebrand disease, type 2A is available below.

Symptoms of Von Willebrand disease, type 2A

Treatments for Von Willebrand disease, type 2A

  • 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
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Causes of Von Willebrand disease, type 2A

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Misdiagnosis and Von Willebrand disease, type 2A

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