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Keyword - von Willebrand disease (KW-0852)

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Protein which, if defective, causes von Willebrand disease, a hemorrhagic disorder in which the von Willebrand factor is either quantitatively or qualitatively abnormal. Usually inherited as an autosomal dominant trait though rare kindreds are autosomal recessive. Symptoms vary depending on severity and disease type but may include prolonged bleeding time, deficiency of factor VIII and impaired platelet adhesion.

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von Willebrand diseaseHemostasisDiseaseBlood coagulationBiological process
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