Von Willebrand disease

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Von Willebrand disease is a condition that affects the blood’s ability to clot properly. Learn about the different types of this disease and how they are treated.

Key points

  • The first signs of VWD are usually prolonged nosebleeds, easy bruising and in females, heavy periods.
  • VWD is a lifelong condition that is usually passed down from parents to children. It equally affects both girls and boys.
  • Severity of VWD can vary, and thus treatments do as well. Options will be discussed between you and your child’s comprehensive health-care team.
Last updated: May 8th 2017