The Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases Unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is a multidisciplinary service specialising in the diagnosis, evaluation and management of young people with inherited cardiac conditions.
Rituximab (brand name MabThera®) is a relatively new medicine which works on the immune system. It removes some of the white blood cells in the body which are called B cells. Removing these stops the production of antibodies that may play a role in your child’s illness.
Children with cystic fibrosis (CF) may from time to time need an admission to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and this may be for a variety of reasons. Usually the admission is discussed with the family and planned ahead of time but occasionally a more urgent admission may be required.
Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a group of inherited disorders in which the skin blisters extremely easily. There are four main types of EB. Each is a quite distinct disorder. If you have dystrophic EB then you cannot later develop one of the other forms of EB (simplex, junctional or Kindler syndrome). Dystrophic EB is so called because of the tendency to heal with scarring.
This page explains about what happens when your child has an MRI scan without sedation or general anaesthetic and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to have this procedure.