A haemangioma is a collection of small blood vessels under the skin. A congenital haemangioma is one that is present from birth and has grown to its maximum size while the baby is developing in the womb. Congenital haemangiomas are less common and behave very differently to the more common infantile haemangiomas.
Congenital hypothyroidism is a disorder affecting the thyroid gland, which is in the neck. The thyroid gland produces a hormone (chemical substance) called thyroxine, which is needed for normal growth and development.
Conjunctivitis is a very common eye infection. It involves the inflammation (swelling) of the conjunctiva which is the thin delicate membrane that covers the whites of the eyes and lines the inside of the eyelids.
Find out more about cortisol deficiency and how it is treated. This page also contains information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) about how to deal with illnesses, accidents and other stressful events in children on cortisol replacement.
Cranio-fronto-nasal dysplasia is a type of craniosynostosis. The name describes the parts of the skull and face affected. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of cranio-fronto-nasal dysplasia (also known as cranio-fronto-nasal dysostosis) and where to get help.
Craniofacial microsomia is a condition where one or both sides of the face (facial) is underdeveloped (microsomia). This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of craniofacial microsomia (also known as hemifacial microsomia or Goldenhar syndrome) and where to get help.
Craniosynostosis is quite a rare condition that affects how the bones in the skull grow. ‘Cranio’ means head; ‘synostosis’ means fusion. There are different types of craniosynostosis. They all affect the shape of the head.
Croup is a common childhood condition that affects the upper part of the respiratory system – the trachea (windpipe), bronchi and larynx (voice box). It causes noisy breathing, a barking cough and sometimes a hoarse voice.