What is the prevalence of 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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Clinically significant vWD affects approximately 125 persons per million population, with severe disease affecting approximately 0.5-5 persons per million population. Reports from screenings of unselected individuals indicated a higher prevalence of vWD abnormalities, ie, close to 1% of the population.


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