Conditions we treat

Want to know more about the conditions we treat at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH)? Just search below:


A cholesteatoma is an abnormal skin cell growth found in the middle ear, behind the ear drum. It can cause a smelly discharge from the ear, hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ear).

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Inflamed adenoids

The adenoids are areas of tissue high in the throat behind the nose. With the tonsils, a child’s adenoids help them build up immunity and fight infection. Sometimes the adenoids become infected by bacteria or viruses. This makes them enlarge (become infla

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Henoch Schönlein Purpura (HSP)

Henoch Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a disease where small blood vessels called capillaries become inflamed and damaged, producing a rash on the skin called ’purpura’. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about Henoch Schö

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Lupus nephritis

Lupus nephritis is a specific kind of kidney inflammation (nephritis) that affects children with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). SLE is an autoimmune condition.

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Cystic hygroma

This information sheet explains about cystic hygromas, how they can be treated and what can happen when a child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

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