Neeraj Agarwal, MD; Mary M. Klix, MD; C. Patrick Burns, MD
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Agarwal N, Klix MM, Burns CP. Successful Management with Intravenous Immunoglobulins of Acquired von Willebrand Disease Associated with Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance. Ann Intern Med. 2004;141:83-84. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-141-1-200407060-00037
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2004;141(1):83-84.
Editor's Note:The lead author of the following Clinical Observation was one of a dozen Associates of the American College of Physicians selected to present a clinical vignette at the 2003 Annual Session in Philadelphia. We are proud to present this case report through a special arrangement with the Council of Associates of the College.
TO THE EDITOR:
Background: While congenital von Willebrand disease is common (1% of the population), its acquired form is relatively rare and accounts for only up to 5% of patients with clinical von Willebrand disease (1). It usually occurs in elderly patients who often present with sudden-onset mucocutaneous bleeding. Bleeding can be life-threatening, and various therapies have been used.
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