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Von Willebrand disease type 2B

Disease definition

A subtype of type 2 von Willebrand disease characterized by a bleeding disorder associated with increased affinity of the Willebrand factor (VWF) for platelets leading to rapid clearance of both the platelets (increasing the risk of thrombocytopenia) and VWF from the plasma. The disease manifests as mucocutaneous bleeding (menorrhagia, epistaxis, gastrointestinal hemorrhage etc.).


Classification level: Subtype of disorder
  • Synonym(s): -
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Autosomal dominant 
  • Age of onset: -
  • ICD-10: D68.0
  • OMIM: 613554
  • UMLS: C1282971
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -

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