Conditions we treat

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

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.

Heart transplant

A heart transplant can be an effective treatment for certain serious heart conditions but is not a cure. In many situations transplantation can lead to an extension of life with improved quality.