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How is von Willebrand disease treated?
Children with von Willebrand disease are treated through the Boston Hemophilia Center, the largest hemophilia treatment center in New England. This federally funded center provides comprehensive medical evaluation and treatment, ongoing medical management, counseling and support, and access to new treatment approaches through clinical research.
Treatment of von Willebrand disease (vWD) may vary, depending on the type of vWD and the severity of the disease. If your child has mild vWD with no noticeable symptoms, treatment may only be needed intermittently, for surgery, tooth extraction or trauma.
The most commonly used treatments for von Willebrand disease include:
If your child has vWD, anyone who takes part in her care—teacher, school nurse, daycare provider or coach—should be made aware of her condition.
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