An inherited condition means one that runs in families (genetic), rather than being present from birth (congenital). They are caused by a mutation in the genes responsible for the production of the channels that carry the electrical pulses controlling the contractions of the heart, resulting in a heart rhythm disorder.
Intussusception is a condition where the bowel ‘telescopes’ in on itself. This causes the bowel walls to press on one another, blocking the bowel. This can lead to reduced blood flow to that part of the bowel. It is a bit like a getting a sock turned inside itself. This page explains about intussusception, how it is treated and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
This information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about junctional epidermolysis bullosa generalised intermediate type and how it can be managed. It also contains suggestions for making everyday life more comfortable.
This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about junctional epidermolysis bullosa with pyloric atresia and how it can be managed. It also contains suggestions for making everyday life more comfortable and contact details for a support organisation.
Kaposiform haemangioendothelioma (KHE) is a rare vascular (blood vessel) growth that may involve the skin and/or internal organs. It usually appears at birth or soon afterwards and in the early stages can be confused with other types of birthmark, such as an infantile haemangioma (also known as a haemangioma of infancy). Although it may be referred to as a tumour, it is not cancerous and does not spread to other parts of the body.
Kasabach-Merritt phenomenon (KMP) refers to clotting problems arising as a result of the rare benign (non-cancerous) vascular lesions known as kaposiform haemangioendothelioma (KHE) and tufted angioma.Infantile haemangiomas never lead to KMP. This information sheet provides information about Kasabach-Merritt syndrome, what causes it and how it can be treated. It also explains what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for diagnosis and treatment.