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VWD: one size does not fit all

The most common type of bleeding disorder in the world is von Willebrand disease (VWD). It is important to know which type of VWD a person has, because treatment is different for each type.

There are three main types of VWD. Within each type, the disorder can be mild, moderate, or severe. Bleeding symptoms can be quite variable within each type depending in part on the von Willebrand factor activity. It is important to know which type of VWD a person has, because treatment is different for each type.

This important topic will be addressed on Wednesday during the “Medical: VWD” medical session in room A4. Chair and speaker Andra James, Duke University Medical Center, will address women’s issues associated with VWD. Diagnosis will be addressed by Jeroen Eikenboom, Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands. Augusto Federici, University of Milan, Italy, will speak about acquired VW.