Asthma is a condition that affects the small airways of the lungs (bronchi), making them red, swollen and sensitive. These sensitive or hyper-responsive airways can react badly to certain ‘triggers’ such as catching a cold, exercise, cigarette smoke, house dust mites, pets and pollen.
An atrioventricular septal defect results in a is a large hole between the upper filling chambers (atria) and the lower pumping chambers (ventricles) of the heart. There is also only one valve between the atria and ventricles instead of two.
Children with autism usually experience difficulty in three main areas: social interaction, social communication and imagination and cognitive flexibility. Each of these diagnostic features can be present in different forms and varying degrees.
Autoimmune enteropathy is a rare condition affecting young babies causing severe long-lasting diarrhoea. This information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of autoimmune enteropathy and where to get help.
This page is designed to help answer the questions families may have about the condition called autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (ALPS). It has been produced jointly by PID UK and the paediatric immunodeficiency centres at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and the Great North Children’s Hospital.
Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS) is a congenital (present at birth) overgrowth syndrome that occurs in approximately one in 15,000 births. This information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of BWS and where to get help.