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I have type 2 von willebrands, severe, unknown subtype. I only respond to humate p (factor viii and von willebrand factor). Is there anything else i can take to help with minor bleeds. ?

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Dr. Jason Jaramillo
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In brief: There are options

There are two other possibiliries that are approved "non-replacement" therapies for the treatment of VWD type 2a, in addition to humamte p there is Alphanate sd/ht.
The other is called Koate dvi (factor viii) but this one is used in an off lable fasion for vwd. Read starting at page 50 here for more information. Only your hematologist should make any changes. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/vwd/vwd.pdf.

In brief: There are options

There are two other possibiliries that are approved "non-replacement" therapies for the treatment of VWD type 2a, in addition to humamte p there is Alphanate sd/ht.
The other is called Koate dvi (factor viii) but this one is used in an off lable fasion for vwd. Read starting at page 50 here for more information. Only your hematologist should make any changes. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/vwd/vwd.pdf.
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