June 10, 2019

Pregnancy and Delivery in Women with von Willebrand Disease

A new review describes the medical management of pregnancy and delivery in women with von Willebrand disease as ‘a significant clinical challenge’ (Eur J Haematol 2019 May 20. doi: 10.1111/ejh.13250).

Covering the importance of diagnosing subtypes before conception, planning treatment, complications and variability in factor levels, the authors discuss management in women whose bleeding risk can be reduced with desmopressin and others who need prophylactic factor replacement.