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Von Willebrand Disease (VWD)
Part 1: NHLBI Diagnosis Guidelines

Introduction & Clinical Assessment Recommendations

Common Bleeding Symptoms of Healthy Persons vs. VWD Patients1

Slide 15

May 2011

This slide, based on Table 7 from the NHLBI VWD Guidelines, illustrates a variety of bleeding symptoms (eg, epistaxis, menorrhagia, ecchymoses, bleeding from wounds or dental extractions or surgical procedures, etc) — and demonstrates that, individually such bleeding symptoms commonly occur in apparently normal persons, with prevalences up to 50% or higher. However, the prevalences and types and numbers of episodes of these symptoms are typically increased in persons with VWD — who may also have a family history suggesting a hereditary bleeding disorder.

Common Bleeding Symptoms1


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