What are the possible complications in pregnant patients with von Willebrand disease (vWD) type 2?

Updated: Dec 30, 2019
  • Author: Eleanor S Pollak, MD; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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However, patients with type 2 disease may experience hemorrhagic problems. In particular, patients with type 2B may experience thrombocytopenia due to the increased plasma levels associated with abnormal vWF. All patients should be monitored for excessive bleeding, particularly during the first week post partum.


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