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

Introduction & Clinical Assessment Recommendations

VWD NHLBI Guidelines (2008)

Slide 19

May 2011

In summary, the patient history assessment and focused physical examination are the first steps in the evaluation of bleeding symptoms and risk, and for the evaluation of the possible presence of a bleeding disorder such as VWD. Physical examination should include evaluation for evidence of a bleeding disorder, or other causes or risks of increased bleeding. Increasing numbers of positive responses to questions about bleeding, and abnormal findings on physical examination, increase the probability of a bleeding disorder, including possible VWD.

VWD NHLBI Guidelines (2008)


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