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Recurrent haematomas of the thigh: a case of von Willebrand's disease presenting to a sports clinic
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    Re: Truth about Vonwilliebrands' disease

    von Willebrand's disease is an inherited bleeding disorder which can affect the quantity /- the quality of von Willebrand factor. It is more common than haemophilia and there are 3 main types.

    Type 1 (by far the most common and accounting for > 70% of cases) is usually associated with mild bleeding symptoms (epistaxis, easy bruising, menorrhagia etc) and may be diagnosed later in life.

    Type 2 is...

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    Truth about Vonwilliebrands' disease

    This article is totally wrong. Vonwillebrands' disease is not a mild form of Haemophilia. It is a totally separate and, at my level, life threatening bleeding disorder. Haemophilia is found in the sex linked X chromosomes while Vonwilliebrands' disease is in the autosomes and not sex linked the male or female can be hit with this disease. My great Aunt bled to death from it. It has no comparison to Haemophilis. Haemophilia...

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