Conditions

From the beginning of care, through treatment, and into recovery, we provide an experience that’s right for children and families. Children’s National Health System provides a wide range of clinical services and specialties dedicated to improving children’s health.

Asthma

Asthma is a chronic, inflammatory disease in which the airways become sensitive to allergens (any substance that triggers an allergic reaction).

Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs caused by bacteria, viruses, or chemical irritants.

Congenital Heart Disease

According to the American Heart Association, about nine of every 1,000 babies born in the United States have a congenital (present at birth) heart defect. This is a problem that occurs as the baby's heart is developing during pregnancy, before the baby is born. Congenital heart defects are the most common birth defects.

Pediatric Meningitis

Meningitis is usually caused by a bacterial or viral infection that invades the cerebral spinal fluid (CSF). 

Pediatric Seizures

A seizure occurs when part(s) of the brain receives a burst of abnormal electrical signals that temporarily interrupts normal electrical brain function. 

Apnea of Prematurity

Apnea is a term for the absence of breathing for more than 20 seconds. It is most common in premature babies.

Premature Infant

A baby born before 37 weeks of pregnancy is considered premature, that is, born before complete maturity.