Thrombin-generating capacity in patients with von Willebrand's disease.

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES on Willebrand's disease (VWD) is the most common hereditary bleeding disorder. Its severity can be classified on the basis of von Willebrand factor (VWF) and factor VIII (FVIII) plasma levels and according to the clinical relevance of bleeding episodes. However, patients with very low VWF activity may exhibit a mild bleeding… (More)

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