Search Medical Conditions

Search medical conditions A-Z 

Positional plagiocephaly

Plagiocephaly is a disorder that affects the skull, making the back or side of a baby’s head appear flattened. It is sometimes called deformational plagiocephaly. This pageexplains positional plagiocephaly and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital for treatment.

Proteus syndrome

Proteus syndrome is a medical condition that leads to disproportionate growth of tissues such as bone, skin, vascular and fatty tissue. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of Proteus syndrome and where to get help. 

Protruding eyes

Protruding eyes occur when the tissue behind the eyeball swells, pushing it forwards and exposing more of the white. It is also known as exophthalmos (when both eyes are protruding) or proptosis which can be bilateral (both eyes) or unilateral (one eye).

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a relatively common skin condition affecting around two per cent of the UK population. It causes thickened flat plaques or patches of skin that are red, crusty, itchy and flaky. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of psoriasis and where to get help. 

Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)

Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) means that the blood is travelling through the lungs at a higher pressure than normal. The blood vessels that supply the lungs narrow and thicken, so that the heart has to work a lot harder to pump the blood through the vessels. The vessels cannot pick up as much oxygen as they should, so the body does not get as much oxygen as it needs.

Pyloric stenosis

Pyloric stenosis is when the passage between the stomach and small bowel (pylorus) becomes narrower. This page explains pyloric stenosis, how it is treated and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for assessment and treatment.

Radial club hand

Radial club hand is a congenital (present at birth) hand anomaly where the radius bone in the arm is missing or underdeveloped, causing the hand to be bent towards the body (radially deviated). It is also known as radial ray deficiency or anomaly. One in 75,000 children is born with radial club hand.