Conditions we treat

Use the search box below to learn more about the conditions we treat at Great Ormond Street Hospital. 

Radial club hand

Radial club hand is a congenital (present at birth) hand anomaly where the radius bone in the arm is missing or underdeveloped, causing the hand to be bent towards the body (radially deviated). It is also known as radial ray deficiency or anomaly. One in 75,000 children is born with radial club hand.This page explains about radial club hand, what causes it, how common it is, what functional problems your child might have and how it can be treated.
It also explains what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for assessment and treatment.

Obstructive sleep apnoea

Obstructive sleep apnoea is a condition that affects the airway and how we breathe. It is called OSA because Obstructive = there is obstruction of the airway in the nose, throat or upper airway, sleep = it happens when your child is asleep and apnoea = this is a Greek word that means ‘suspension of breathing’ – there is not enough air entering the lungs. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA).

Head injury in children

Children are incredibly active and they have little sense of danger so it is not surprising that they are prone to head injuries. In addition, their heads are large in proportion to their bodies and therefore more vulnerable to damage than adult heads. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the effects that a head injury can have on a child. It also sets out the treatment and care of any complications following a head injury.

Autoimmune enteropathy

Autoimmune enteropathy is a rare condition affecting young babies causing severe long-lasting diarrhoea. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of autoimmune enteropathy.

Microvillus atrophy

Microvillus atrophy is a life threatening condition causing severe diarrhoea in the first few days or weeks after birth. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of microvillus atrophy. 

Tufting enteropathy

Tufting enteropathy (also known as intestinal epithelial dysplasia) is a very rare congenital (present at birth) condition affecting the inner surface of the intestines. It causes severe life threatening diarrhoea in the first few days after birth. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of tufting enteropathy.