Conditions we treat

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

Henoch Schönlein Purpura (HSP)

Henoch Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a disease where small blood vessels called capillaries become inflamed and damaged, producing a rash on the skin called ’purpura’. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about Henoch Schönlein purpura (HSP), what causes it and how it can be treated. It also gives details of what to expect when your child has assessment and treatment.

Osteogenesis imperfecta 

Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) is a genetic condition present from birth. Its primary feature is fractures usually caused by minimal impact. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) describes osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), what causes it and how it can be managed. It also tells you about the highly specialised service for OI based at GOSH.

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 immune cells to attack the healthy myelin (a fatty protective coating) covering the nerves. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) describes the symptoms, causes and treatment of ADEM.

Opsoclonus Myoclonus Syndrome/Dancing Eye syndrome (OMS/DES)

Opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome (OMS), also known as dancing eye syndrome (DES), is a rare neurological condition which develops over days or weeks in early childhood. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of Opsoclonus Myoclonus Syndrome/ Dancing Eye syndrome (OMS/DES) – also known as Kinsbourne syndrome.

Factor VII deficiency

Factor VII deficiency (also known as Alexander’s disease) is a type of clotting disorder. A specific protein is missing from the blood so that injured blood vessels cannot heal in the usual way. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of Factor VII deficiency and where to get help.