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Cortisol deficiency

Find out more about cortisol deficiency and how it is treated. This page also contains information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) about how to deal with illnesses, accidents and other stressful events in children on cortisol replacement.

DMSA scan

This page explains about the DMSA scan on your child’s kidneys, what is involved and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for the scan.

Skin biopsy: punch method

The skin is complex with an array of functions. It is the body’s largest organ, protecting the deeper tissues and organs from mechanical damage, chemical damage, bacterial damage, ultraviolet radiation and thermal damage. The skin aids in regulating body temperature, in excretion of urea and uric acid and also synthesis of vitamin D (Marieb 2012). 

Angiography

Angiography is a procedure at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) that shows us the blood vessels and organs inside your body. It uses a dye that shows up on x-rays and gives a picture of how the blood is flowing around your body.