Acquired von Willebrand syndrome: An update
Article first published online: 28 NOV 2006
Copyright © 2006 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
American Journal of Hematology
Volume 82, Issue 5, pages 368–375, May 2007
How to Cite
Franchini, M. and Lippi, G. (2007), Acquired von Willebrand syndrome: An update. Am. J. Hematol., 82: 368–375. doi: 10.1002/ajh.20830
- Issue published online: 4 APR 2007
- Article first published online: 28 NOV 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 1 SEP 2006
- Manuscript Received: 6 MAR 2006
- von Willebrand syndrome;
Acquired von Willebrand syndrome (aVWS) is a rare bleeding disorder with laboratory findings similar to those for congenital von Willebrand disease (VWD). However, unlike congenital VWD, it arises in individuals with no personal or family history of bleeding. aVWS occurs in association with a variety of underlying disorders, most frequently in lymphoproliferative disorders, myeloproliferative disorders, and cardiovascular diseases. Through an analysis of the more recent literature data, the pathophysiology and the clinical, laboratory, and therapeutic aspects of this syndrome are concisely reported in this review. Am. J. Hematol., 2007. © 2006 Wiley-Liss, Inc.