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Microvillus atrophy

Microvillus atrophy is a life-threatening condition causing severe diarrhoea in the first few days or weeks after birth. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of microvillus atrophy and where to get help.

Midfacial cleft

A midfacial cleft is a congenital (present at birth) condition affecting the bones and soft tissues of the face and neck. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of midfacial cleft and where to get help.

Minor head injury

This information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains what to look out for if a child has a trip or fall and bumps their head. It assumes they have been given a check up at hospital and no problems were found.


Morphoea is a rare skin condition where patches of skin become hardened and lose their normal texture, becoming shiny. Sometimes the bones and muscles underneath the patches of skin become affected as well. 

Moyamoya disease

Moyamoya disease is a rare disease caused by narrowing (stenosis) or blockage (occlusion) of the four main blood vessels in the brain known as internal carotid arteries. The name ‘moyamoya’ means ‘puff of smoke’ in Japanese. This name describes the appearance of the network of small blood vessels that develop in the brain to compensate for the narrowing of the major blood vessels.


MRSA is short for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureusS. aureus is a bacterium (bug or germ) that about 30 per cent of us carry on our skin or in our nose without knowing about it. This is called 'colonisation'. This page explains about MRSA, how it is passed on and how it can be treated.It also explains about things we are doing at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to reduce the chance of it spreading.

Muenke syndrome

Muenke syndrome is a type of complex craniosynostosis named after the doctor who first described it in the mid-1990s. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of Muenke syndrome (also known as FGFR3 associated craniosynostosis or P250arg mutation) and where to get help.