What are the treatment options for von Willebrand disease (vWD)?

Updated: Dec 30, 2019
  • Author: Eleanor S Pollak, MD; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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The main treatment options for patients with vWD are desmopressin (DDAVP), recombinant vWF, and vWF/factor VIII (vWF/FVIII) concentrates. In addition, antifibrinolytic drugs (ie, aminocaproic acid, tranexamic acid) can be used orally or intravenously to treat mild mucocutaneous bleeding. See Treatment and Medication.

For discussion of vWD in children, see Pediatric Von Willebrand Disease.


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