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The General Paediatric Team provides general paediatric medical input to patients across the hospital to support and improve holistic care for children and young people in Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). 

Landau Kleffner syndrome

Landau Kleffner syndrome (LKS) is a rare form of epilepsy occurring in children, usually between the ages of three and nine years, that affects the child’s ability to understand and use language. All children with LKS suffer from abnormal electrical brain waves particularly during sleep and some will have obvious epileptic seizures. Children with LKS often have additional difficulties with behaviour, social interaction, motor skills and learning.

Cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease which mainly affects your lungs and digestive system. It clogs up these organs with thick, sticky mucus which can lead to symptoms like a cough, chest infections and difficulty absorbing and digesting fat in food.