Treatment of Von Willebrand Disease: Desmopressin

Pier M. Mannucci

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTextbook of Hemophilia: Second Edition
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781405169141
Publication statusPublished - Aug 13 2010


  • Desmopressin (DDAVP)
  • Desmopressin treatment - in association with antifibrinolytic amino acids
  • Dual plasma deficiency of von Willebrand factor (VWF) and factor VIII (FVIII)
  • Factor VIII and VWF increase three-to fivefold above baseline values - with desmopressin infused intravenously
  • FVIII assays, tests of choice for monitoring treatment in patients with VWD
  • New nontransfusional treatments of hemophilia and VWD
  • Therapeutic use of desmopressin in VWD
  • Transient headache, facial flushing and mild tachycardia - and frequent side-effects
  • Treatment of von Willebrand disease - desmopressin
  • Use of antifibrinolytic amino acids together with desmopressin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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