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Willebrand's disease II

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This disorder resembles a type of von Willebrand’s disease, but the defects appear to be in the platelets, rather than the von Willebrand factor. Symptoms and signs are those of von Willebrand’s. X-linked dominant inheritance.


  • J. L. Miller, A. Castella:
    Platelet-type von Willebrand’s disease: Characterization of a new bleeding disorder.
    Blood, 1982; 60: 790-794.
  • H. J. Weiss, D. Meyer, R. Rabinowitz, G. Pietu, J. P. Girma, W. J. Wicic, J. Rogers:
    Pseudo-von-Willebrand’s disease. An intrinsic platelet defect with aggregation by unmodified human factor VIII/von Willebrand factor and enhanced absorption of its high-molecular-weight multimers.
    The New England Journal of Medicine, 1982, 306: 326-333.

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