von Willebrand Disease Laboratory Diagnosis

Marques, Marisa B.; Fritsma, George A.
June 2011
American Journal of Clinical Pathology;Jun2011, Vol. 135 Issue 6, p818
Academic Journal
The article offers clinical information on the autosomal disorder von Willebrand disease (vWD). The prevalence of vWD, which is characterized by episodic mucocutaneous bleeding, is estimated at a range of 0.01% to 1.0% depending on the definition and population basis. Common symptoms of the disorder include epistaxis, menorrhagia, ecchymoses and bleeding after dental extraction. Information on its diagnosis is also provided.


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