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. 

Encephalocele

An encephalocele is a rare congenital (present at birth) type of neural tube defect where part of the skull has not formed properly so a portion of brain tissue and associated structures are outside the skull. The protruding sac may be covered with skin or it may be covered with a thin membrane. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of encephalocele and where to get help. 

Epidermolysis bullosa simplex: generalised severe type 

Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is the term used to describe a number of rare genetic conditions which cause the skin to blister and shear in response to minimal friction and trauma. There are four broad categories of EB: EB simplex, junctional EB, dystrophic EB and Kindler syndrome. Within each of these categories there are several subtypes. One of the subtypes of EB simplex is the generalised severe type (previously known as Dowling Meara type).