Conditions we treat

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

Obsessive compulsive disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder characterised by intrusive, distressing, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and time-consuming, senseless rituals (compulsions). OCD occurs in about one per cent of the population and is therefore fairly common, which means it is helpful for school staff to know about it.

Aortic arch obstruction

Our Cardiorespiratory Unit regularly refers to information published by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) when explaining aortic arch obstruction to our patients and their families. More information on aortic arch obstruction can be found in their coarctation of the aorta factsheet.

Cholesteatoma

A cholesteatoma is an abnormal skin cell growth found in the middle ear, behind the ear drum. It can cause a smelly discharge from the ear, hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ear). 

Inflamed adenoids

The adenoids are areas of tissue high in the throat behind the nose. With the tonsils, a child’s adenoids help them build up immunity and fight infection. Sometimes the adenoids become infected by bacteria or viruses. This makes them enlarge (become inflamed) and can make it more difficult to breathe through the nose. 

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.