Journal of Blood Disorders & Transfusion

Journal of Blood Disorders & Transfusion
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ISSN: 2155-9864


Shrimati Shetty

  • Review Article
    Von Willebrand Disease: An Update
    Author(s): Dipika Mohanty and Shrimati ShettyDipika Mohanty and Shrimati Shetty

    Von Willebrand disease (VWD) is a common hereditary bleeding disorder, inherited either as an autosomally dominant or recessive trait. It is caused by a quantitative and/ or qualitative defect in the Von Willebrand Factor (VWF) which plays two critical roles in hemostasis i.e., platelet adhesion and aggregation to damaged endothelium, and also as a carrier for Factor VIII (FVIII) molecule which stabilizes FVIII in the circulation. It is a highly heterogeneous disease with bleeding ranging from mild bleeding tendencies to severe life threatening hemorrhage. Patients are classified as type 1, type 2 and type 3, depending on the qualitative and quantitative defects in VWF antigen. Type 3 i.e., severe VWD has been reported to be the most prevalent subtype in Indian population due to two reasons i.e., higher degree of consanguinity in certain parts of the country and the fact that it is a .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9864.1000238

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