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Brain and spine inflammation service

About us

Our brain and spine inflammation service cares for children with serious swelling and inflammation of the brain and spinal cord. 

This can be caused by a range of conditions including:

  • autoimmune encephalitis
  • acquired demyelination syndromes (damage to the nervous system)
  • chronic inflammation of the brain.

We are one of a small number of children’s services to offer a dedicated demyelination clinic, where children with complex demyelination and multiple sclerosis receive support and treatment to manage their condition.

We see children from south London and from across south east England.

Our team of doctors, nurses, therapists and other health professionals all work together to care for your child.


For appointment queries, contact the appointments office.

Tel: 020 7188 4000


How to find us

Children’s Neurosciences Centre (Newcomen Centre)
1st floor, South Wing
St Thomas' Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH

Map of First Floor, South Wing, St Thomas' Hospital (PDF 219Kb)