vascular hemophilia; vascular pseudohemophilia; von Willebrand disease; von Willebrand disorder; von Willebrand’s-Jurgens’ disease; von Willebrand-Jrgens. The activity of vWF in a patient with von Willebrand disease. Aktywość vWF u pacjenta z chorobą Willebranda. Fig. 4. The activity of vWF in a. Hereditary bleeding disorders, such as von Willebrand disease, may be one of the causes of Choroba von Willebranda u kobiet z krwotocznymi miesiaczkami.

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He ultimately assessed 66 members of her family and reported in Swedish-language article willebranad this was a previously undescribed bleeding disorder that differed from hemophilia.

Other coagulation factor assays may be performed depending on the results of a coagulation screen. This is a ” gain of function ” defect.

Infusion of platelet concentrates is recommended for correction of hemorrhage associated with platelet-type vWD. VWD is a hereditary disease that is passed from parents aillebranda pup in a rather chkroba way. Testing for factor IX may also be performed if hemophilia B is suspected.

It is a large duplication within the vWF gene and causes serious damage to the gene function, so that virtually no vWF protein is produced.

Canine Von Willebrand’s Disease – Hemophilia in Dogs

Most cases are hereditary, but acquired forms of vWD have been described. As well as humans, it is known gon affect several breeds of dogs. Von Willebrand factor antigen vWF: Deficiency of vWF, chorroba, shows primarily in organs with extensive willebrqnda vesselssuch as skingastrointestinal tractand uterus.

Retrieved 4 April Specialized tests are required to diagnose vWD; specifically, willebeanda veterinarian may recommend these tests as part chiroba a preanesthetic screening if your dog is considered at-risk. In more severe cases of type 1 vWD, genetic changes are common within the vWF gene and are highly penetrant.

If your dog shows symptoms, other diagnostic tests may be recommended to rule out other diseases and to willebrnda your dog’s overall health. The various types of vWD present with varying degrees of bleeding tendencyusually in the form of easy bruisingnosebleedsand bleeding gums.


The four hereditary types of vWD described are type 1, type 2, type 3, and pseudo- or platelet-type. Views Read Edit View history. InVincentelli et al. Type 3 is the most severe form of vWD homozygous for the defective gene and is characterized by complete absence of production of vWF. When treatment is necessary, it may include: Please review the contents of the section and add the appropriate references if you can.

For women with heavy menstrual bleeding, estrogen-containing oral contraceptive medications are effective in reducing the frequency and duration of the menstrual periods. The chance of procedural errors are typically greatest during the preanalytical phase during chorba storage and transportation of the specimen especially when the testing is contracted to an outside facility and the specimen is frozen and transported long distances.

Unfortunately, vWD is a hereditary disease, so there is no prevention or cure. The ability of the defective von Willebrand factors to coalesce and form large vWF multimers is impaired, resulting in decreased quantity of large vWF multimers and low RCoF activity. Von Willebrand factor is mainly active in conditions of high blood flow and shear stress.

The ristocetin cofactor activity is decreased and high molecular weight large vWF multimers are present in the circulation. Women may experience heavy menstrual periods and blood loss during childbirth.

Von Willebrand’s Disease in Dogs

Therefore, those pigs are valuable models for clinical and pharmacological research. In chproba strains, the vWF gene has been knocked out. It is totally ineffective in vWD type 3.

The three types of hereditary vWD are: Patients with this subtype are unable to use desmopressin as a treatment for bleeding, because it can lead to unwanted platelet aggregation and aggravation of thrombocytopenia.

The vWF is qualitatively normal and genetic testing of the von Willebrand gene and vWF protein reveals no mutational alteration. However, some individuals heterozygous for type 3 may be diagnosed of vWD type 1, indicating an intermediate inheritance in that cases. Types 1 and 2 are inherited as autosomal dominant traits.


It’s important to carefully watch your dog for symptoms and to prevent unnecessary bumps and bruises to help keep her safe.

Related links to external sites from Bing. Since this time, the factor causing the long bleeding time was called the “von Willebrand factor” in honor of Erik Adolf von Willebrand.

It may be more severe or apparent in people with blood type O. Diseases of clotting D50—69,74— In the s, it became clear that a “plasma factor”, factor VIIIwas decreased in these persons and that Cohn fraction I-0 could correct both the plasma deficiency of FVIII and the prolonged willlebranda time.

Blood type can affect the presentation and severity of symptoms of vWD. The ability of the qualitatively defective vWF to bind to glycoprotein Ib GPIb receptor on the platelet membrane is abnormally enhanced, leading to its spontaneous binding to platelets and subsequent rapid clearance of the bound platelets and of the large vWF multimers. Although access to this website is not restricted, the information found here is intended for use by medical providers.

Von Willebrandova choroba

Trouble may, however, arise in some patients in the form of bleeding following surgery including dental proceduresnoticeable cyoroba bruising, or menorrhagia heavy menstrual periods. Symptoms include any of the following: These images are a random sampling from a Bing search on the term “Von Willebrand Disease. It has 52 exons spanning willebganda. These subtypes depend on the presence and behavior of the underlying multimers. In angiodysplasiaa form of telangiectasia of the colonshear stress is much higher than in average capillariesand the risk of bleeding is increased concomitantly.

Its overuse can lead to choriba retention and dilutional hyponatremia with consequent convulsion. When a dog has too few platelets, wounds and injuries can be really dangerous because he or she might not stop bleeding and lose a lot of excess blood.