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Kidney biopsy

A kidney biopsy is a procedure to remove a very small piece of kidney tissue to examine under a microscope. This page explains about a kidney biopsy and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to have this procedure.

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).


Clinical guideline from Great Ormond Street Hospital for the recognition, prevention and treatment of the re-feeding syndrome in children and young people admitted in the Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health who have experienced recent starvation. 

Sturge-Weber syndrome

A syndrome is a collection of signs that are often seen together. Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) is a condition affecting the skin, brain and eyes. It is named after the doctors who described it in the late 19th century and early 20th century.