Our Approach To von Willebrand Disease in Children

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What Sets Us Apart

Specialists at NYU Langone’s Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital have expertise in diagnosing and treating children and teens with von Willebrand disease, an inherited bleeding disorder that can be disruptive but is rarely life threatening. 

Our pediatric hematologists use information from your child’s medical history, along with results of a physical examination and blood tests, to diagnose this condition and recommend the most effective treatments. Our doctors also partner with pediatricians and other specialists at NYU Langone and in the community to reduce the risk of excessive bleeding, whether from surgery, dental procedures, injuries, or menstruation.

Treatment at NYU Langone

Medication for children and teens with von Willebrand disease is aimed at preventing excessive bleeding and shortening any episodes of bleeding that occur. Most children need treatment occasionally, and some need it more regularly. The Sala Institute for Child and Family Centered Care offers support to children and families throughout diagnosis and treatment.

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