Definitions for "Von Willebrand disease"
a form of bleeding disorder caused by an abnormality in the von Willebrand factor, which is necessary for platelets to be able to attach themselves to a vein or artery to form a clot to stop bleeding. (See Cryoprecipitate Product).
A family of inherited diseases in which the blood clots more slowly than normal.
A bleeding disorder in which platelets do not gather properly when blood vessels are injured, resulting in incomplete formation of platelet plugs and mucosal bleeding. The most common bleeding disorder, von Willebrand disease occurs equally in males and females.