2012 press release archive

2012 press releases from Great Ormond Street Hospital

Epidermolysis bullosa simplex: localised and generalised types

This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about the localised and generalised forms of epidermolysis bullosa simplex and how they can be treated. It also contains suggestions for making everyday life more comfortable. The localised form was previously known as Weber Cockayne epidermolysis bullosa simplex and the generalised form Köbner epidermolysis bullosa simplex.

Genetic study of over 1,000 people sheds new light on immune-system disorders

Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) can provide a more accurate diagnosis for patients with missing or poorly functioning immune systems, while providing new insight into complex genetic causes, according to results of a new international study involving researchers from the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH).