Conditions we treat

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

Lymphatic malformations

A lymphatic malformation is an abnormality of the lymphatic system. This information sheet is about lymphatic malformations, what causes them and how they can be treated. It also outlines what you can expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for assessment and treatment.

Haemangiomas

A haemangioma is a collection of small blood vessels that form a lump under the skin. They’re sometimes called ‘strawberry marks’ because the surface of a haemangioma can look like the surface of a strawberry. 

We’ll explain all about haemangiomas and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). 

Eighty percent of haemangiomas don’t develop any problems at all and, in those that do, the problems aren’t always severe. 

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a relatively common skin condition affecting around two per cent of the UK population. It causes thickened flat plaques or patches of skin that are red, crusty, itchy and flaky.This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of psoriasis and where to get help.

Eczema

Eczema is a very common skin condition affecting at least one in every five children. Eczema makes the skin very itchy, red, dry and cracked. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of eczema and indicates where to get help. 

HIV

HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a blood-borne virus that attacks the body’s immune system. It is a life-long condition that can lead to AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome).

Chronic pain

The term ‘chronic pain’ includes a variety of pain syndromes that describe pain that has persisted beyond the expected period of recovery, for example, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), musculoskeletal pain, and persistent post-operative pain.

Polyarteritis nodosa

This page explains about polyarteritis nodosa (PAN), what causes it and how it can be treated. It also gives details of what to expect when a child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for assessment and treatment.

Kawasaki disease

PLEASE NOTE in the light of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we have created an FAQ with COVID-19 information for children, young people and families at GOSH.

Kawasaki disease is a disease that causes swelling of the blood vessels throughout the body. It causes a high fever and rash. It can also affect the blood vessels supplying the heart muscle (coronary arteries). This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes and symptoms of Kawasaki disease and how it can be treated.