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Von Willebrand disease, type 2B

Von Willebrand disease, type 2B: Introduction

Von Willebrand disease, type 2B: 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. Type 2B often requires a different medication to the other subtypes. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Von Willebrand disease, type 2B is available below.

Symptoms of Von Willebrand disease, type 2B

Treatments for Von Willebrand disease, type 2B

  • Mild cases generally require no treatment. More severe cases may require medication - desmopressin tends not to work for this subtype of the condition so often humate p is required. 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 2B

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Misdiagnosis and Von Willebrand disease, type 2B

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