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Is there a genetic basis for von willebrand disease?

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Dr. Joseph Torkildson
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Yes

Vwd is an inherited condition.
It affects both males and females. If one parent has the most common type, type 1, then each child has a 50% chance of inheriting the disease.

In brief: Yes

Vwd is an inherited condition.
It affects both males and females. If one parent has the most common type, type 1, then each child has a 50% chance of inheriting the disease.
Dr. Joseph Torkildson
Dr. Joseph Torkildson
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Dr. James Ball
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Yes.

The basic genetics is autosomal dominant.
This means that if you inherit one abnormal gene from either of your parents, you may have decreased vw factor. This is the most common form, type 1. Other types are also inherited, but the inheritance typically requires getting 2 abnormal genes, one from each parent.

In brief: Yes.

The basic genetics is autosomal dominant.
This means that if you inherit one abnormal gene from either of your parents, you may have decreased vw factor. This is the most common form, type 1. Other types are also inherited, but the inheritance typically requires getting 2 abnormal genes, one from each parent.
Dr. James Ball
Dr. James Ball
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