Canterbury DHB

Context

Background

Von Willebrand’s disease (VWD) is a common bleeding disorder, due to a defect of platelet adhesion, secondary to an abnormality of the von Willebrand factor. The presentation is usually with mucosal bleeding and bleeding with surgery. A history of menorrhagia is common in women with this disorder and other symptoms include easy bruising, epistaxis, and abnormal bleeding with lacerations. There may be a family history.

About this Canterbury DHB document (5276):

Document Owner:

Mark Smith (see Who's Who)

Issue Date:

August 2016

Next Review:

August 2019

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Topic Code: 5276