Acquired von Willebrand disease is a rare bleeding
disorder that might be caused by other medical problems or medicines. It prevents blood from clotting
properly. It is rarer than the inherited form of von Willebrand disease.
Medical problems that might cause acquired von Willebrand disease include:
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ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD – Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD – Family MedicineMartin J. Gabica, MD – Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD – Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerBrian Leber, MDCM, FRCPC – Hematology