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Acquired von Willebrand syndrome

Disease definition

A rare bleeding disorder marked by the same biological anomalies as those seen in hereditary von Willebrand disease (VWD) but which occurs in association with another underlying pathology, generally in elderly patients without any personal or family history of bleeding anomalies.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Acquired von Willebrand disease
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: Adult
  • ICD-10: D68.4
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0272362
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 5573
  • MedDRA: 10069495
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