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Septo-optic dysplasia

Septo-optic dysplasia is the name given to the condition where a child is diagnosed with two or more of the following problems: optic nerve hypoplasia, midline brain abnormalities and pituitary gland abnormalities. It is a rare condition affecting around 1 in every 10,000 births, with boys and girls affected equally.

Cortisol deficiency

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.

Lanreotide injections

Lanreotide is used to treat persistently low blood sugar levels (hypoglycaemia) caused by the body producing too much insulin (hyperinsulinism). This information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) describes lanreotide injections, how they are given and some of its side effects.

Khalid Hussain

Dr Khalid Hussain ia an Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Reader in Paediatric Endocrinology at University College London (UCL) Institute of Child Health.

Ketogenic diet

The ketogenic diet (KD) is a therapeutic diet, which has been shown to improve seizure control in patients with drug resistant epilepsy, and is used in some patients with metabolic conditions for example, glucose transporter type 1 deficiency syndrome (GLUT1) and pyruvate dehydrogenase deficiency (PDH).

Blood glucose test

A blood glucose test is a fairly common procedure that's carried out regularly in hospitals, like Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), and clinics. The test is to find out how much glucose (sugar) you have in your blood.

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