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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 390-394

Gingival enlargement in von Willebrand disease: A case report


Department of Periodontics and Oral Implantology, Government Dental College, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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Prabhati Gupta
70 D/C Gandhinagar, Jammu - 180 004, Jammu and Kashmir
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-124X.134587

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von Willebrand disease (vWD) is an inherited bleeding disorder affecting both the sexes with a prevalence of approximately 1% in general population. The cause for bleeding in this disorder can be attributed to the primary deficiency or defect in von Willebrand factor (vWF) that results in the platelet adhesion abnormalities. It is characterized by bleeding episodes that may be severe and life threatening, menorrhagia in females, epistaxis, and gingival bleeding and enlargement. A case of 29-year-old female having all the characteristic features of vWD is presented. The family history revealed consanguineous marriage of the parents. The patient was initially on oral contraceptives, but later she underwent diagnostic hysteroscopy with endometrial ablation with roller ball to treat menorrhagia.


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