Rapid Review: von Willebrand Disease

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July 6, 2017
von Willebrand disease

von Willebrand Disease

  • Patient with a history of a parent with similar symptoms
  • Mucosal hemorrhage or bleeding that is difficult to control
  • Labs will show decreased factor VIII, prolonged bleeding time
  • Treatment is desmopressin (DDAVP)
  • Comments: Most common inherited bleeding disorder, autosomal dominant

Sample question: A 9-year-old child is being evaluated for frequent epistaxis and easy bruising tendencies. Bleeding time is prolonged, PT, PTT, and INR are within normal limits. What is the most likely diagnosis?


Comments (2)
  1. Anna Marie
    July 6, 2017

    I appreciate these Rapid Reviews–most excellent. Thanks for taking the time to add these.

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    • Yehuda Wolf, MPA, PA-C
      July 6, 2017

      Thank you, Anna. Your comments and feedback are much appreciated and valued. Please feel free to let us know if there is anything you would like to see more (or less) of.

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