Atherosclerosis and von Willebrand factor. I. Prevalence of severe von Willebrand's disease in western Europe and Israel.

@article{Mannucci1984AtherosclerosisAV,
  title={Atherosclerosis and von Willebrand factor. I. Prevalence of severe von Willebrand's disease in western Europe and Israel.},
  author={Pier Mannuccio Mannucci and Arthur L. Bloom and M. J. Larrieu and Inga Marie Nilsson and Robert R West},
  journal={British journal of haematology},
  year={1984},
  volume={57 1},
  pages={163-9}
}
The prevalence of von Willebrand's disease (VWD) in Western European countries and Israel was assessed. Possible patients were identified initially by questionnaire and those with plasma levels of von Willebrand factor antigen ( WFAg ; factor VIII related antigen) less than 1 u/dl (less than 1%) were confirmed by immunoradiometric assay performed at four reference centres. The prevalences of severe VWD in Scandinavian countries were similar to each other and about 10 times greater than those in… CONTINUE READING

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