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Von Willebrand Disease (VWD)
Part 4: VWF Multimer Analysis

The Role of von Willebrand Factor Multimer Analysis in Diagnosis



23-Year-Old Female: Type 1 VWD

Slide 31

July 2011

Coming back to our case, this 23-year-old female had mildly reduced von Willebrand factor levels and her pattern of von Willebrand factor multimers demonstrated a normal distribution. She was thus diagnosed as having congenital type 1 von Willebrand disease. We performed a desmopressin trial and demonstrated that she responded very well therefore providing a useful option for prevention and treatment of minor hemorrhage. von Willebrand factor concentrates would still be required for prevention of bleeding during major surgeries and for treatment of major bleeding.

23-Year-Old Female: Type 1 VWD

 


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