Conditions we treat

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

Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM)

Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is a rare inflammatory condition that affects the brain and spinal cord. It often follows on from a minor infection such as a cold, and is the result of the immune system becoming mis-programmed, and activating

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Acute flaccid myelitis

Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a rare condition that tends to occur in ‘outbreaks’ every few years. It affects the spinal cord – particularly the grey matter – and over hours to days muscles weaken and normal limb reflexes disappear. It often follows a m

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Acute transverse myelitis

Acute transverse myelitis (ATM) is an attack of inflammation (swelling) of the spinal cord. It is caused by the body’s immune system becoming mis-programmed and activating immune cells to attack the healthy myelin covering the nerves in the spine.

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Additional little fingers

This page explains about additional little fingers and how they can be corrected. The medical term for this is ‘ulnar polydactyly’. Ulnar polydactyly or having an additional little finger on one or both hands is very common, especially in certain ethnic g

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Adenosine deaminasedeficient severe combined immunodeficiency (ADA-SCID)

This page has been produced jointly between PID UK, Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and the Great North Children’s Hospital. It describes the adenosine deaminase (ADA)-deficient specific form of severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) and should be re

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