Pediatric Aspects of Von Willebrand Disease

Jorge Di Paola, Thomas Abshire

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The diagnosis of von Willebrand disease often occurs in childhood and adolescence. There are specific aspects of the disease that are unique to these populations. The careful evaluation of family and personal history as well as a thorough physical exam will help with the correct diagnosis. Screening laboratories are not always useful, and von Willebrand factor levels should be part of the evaluation if the disease is strongly suspected. Some young children may have increased treatment-related complications. It is important to coordinate with adult hematologists in order to ensure an effective transition to adult care.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVon Willebrand Disease
Subtitle of host publicationBasic and Clinical Aspects
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781405195126
StatePublished - Mar 21 2011


  • Acquired von Willebrand disease
  • Bleeding scores in children
  • DDAVP and seizures
  • DDAVP in children
  • Menorrhagia in teenagers
  • Mucocutaneous bleeding in children
  • Neonatal hemorrhage
  • Von Willebrand disease
  • Von Willebrand disease prophylaxis
  • Wilms tumor


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