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.
Bronchiolitis is a common chest infection that usually affects babies under a year old. Although many get better without treatment, a small number of children will need hospital treatment, occasionally in the intensive care unit. Here we explain the causes and symptoms of bronchiolitis, the treatment available and where to get help.
Urinary retention happens when someone can’t completely empty their bladder. Instead of all the urine (wee) being passed out through the urethra, some remains in the bladder. Here we explain the causes and symptoms, the treatment available and where to get help.
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.
A port wine stain is a vascular birthmark caused by abnormal development of blood vessels in the skin. A port wine stain is sometimes referred to as a capillary malformation.This page explains about port wine stains and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital for treatment.
Severe recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB) is one of four broad categories of epidermolysis bullosa (EB) which is a rare genetic skin disease with varying levels of severity. The extent of skin fragility depends on whether a child has little or no collagen.
Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM) is an autoimmune condition which means that the immune system which normally protects the body reacts abnormally and becomes overactive in normal tissues. This immune system reaction leads to inflammation (pain/redness/swelling) which can lead to possible tissue damage. In dermatomyositis, the inflammation affects mainly the small blood vessels in muscle (myositis) and skin (dermatitis). This inflammation may cause muscle weakness or pain and skin rashes particularly on the face, eyelids, knuckles, knees and elbows.