Kaposiform haemangioendothelioma (KHE) is a rare vascular (blood vessel) growth that may involve the skin and/or internal organs. It usually appears at birth or soon afterwards and in the early stages can be confused with other types of birthmark, such as an infantile haemangioma (also known as a haemangioma of infancy). Although it may be referred to as a tumour, it is not cancerous and does not spread to other parts of the body.
This page explains about ajmaline provocation tests, what is involved and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for the test. An ajmaline provocation test is carried out to diagnose a specific condition called Brugada syndrome.
Sedation and analgesia are well-established practices for children requiring mechanical ventilation reducing biochemical and physiological stress responses, which can directly affect patient outcome (Ista et al 2007) Opioids and benzodiazepines...
Asthma is a condition that affects the small airways of the lungs (bronchi), making them red, swollen and sensitive. These sensitive or hyper-responsive airways can react badly to certain ‘triggers’ such as catching a cold, exercise, cigarette smoke, house dust mites, pets and pollen.
A trial that uses stem cell injections to treat osteogenesis imperfecta, more commonly known as brittle bone disease, prior to and just after birth has been launched by teams at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH) in collaboration with colleagues...
Anaemia is a very common condition where the number of red blood cells or the amount of haemoglobin in red blood cells is less than normal. Iron deficiency anaemia is a specific type of anaemia caused by a lack of the mineral iron in the body. Iron is important in the formation of haemoglobin so a reduced iron level causes a reduced haemoglobin level in the blood.
This booklet has been produced jointly between PID UK, Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and the Great North Children’s Hospital. The information has been reviewed by the PID UK Medical Advisory Panel and Patient Representative Panel and by families affected by PID. It is designed to help answer the questions families may have about the immune condition called severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) but should not replace advice from a clinical immunologist.
A difference in the length of the arms or legs can occur for a number of reasons. Usually the shorter limb is abnormal, but this is not always the case, as sometimes the longer limb is the abnormal one.
A bone scan is used at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to show the structure of your child’s bones. It can show up any problem areas, such as infection or fractures. It can also show areas of new or overactive bone growth.
Jane Sowden, GOSHCC Professor of Developmental Biology & Genetics, UCL Institute of Child Health, is a co-author of this exciting paper published in Nature today. Visit the GOSHCC blog to find out more.