Acquired von Willebrand disease is a rare bleeding disorder that might be caused by other medical problems or medicines. It prevents blood from clotting properly. It is rarer than the inherited form of von Willebrand disease.
Medical problems that might cause acquired von Willebrand disease include:
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September 23, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine Anne C. Poinier MD - Internal Medicine Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine Brian Leber MDCM, FRCPC - Hematology
Medical Review:E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine & Anne C. Poinier MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Brian Leber MDCM, FRCPC - Hematology
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