VWD

VWD (desmopressin): the hemophilia that can present in females, affects both plt and factor 8, tx with DDAVP


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  • VWD
  • aka: Von Willebrand's Disease,
  • desmopressin
  • the hemophilia that can present in females, affects both plt and factor 8, tx with DDAVP
  • bleeding (heavy menses, nose, post-op, teeth), anemia
  • defect in both plt (bleeding time++, PFA++) and factor 8 (PTT++); nl factor 7 (PT), VWF--
  • VWF-- (vs TTP) affects both plt and factor 8
  • desmopressin/DDAVP (VWF++ -> factor 8++)