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.

Pediatric Biliary Atresia

Biliary atresia is a chronic, progressive liver problem that becomes evident shortly after birth. 

Pediatric Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is a genetic, autoimmune digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with the absorption of nutrients from food.

Pediatric Constipation

Constipation is defined as a decrease in frequency of bowel movements, compared to a child's usual pattern (some health care providers define constipation as fewer than 3 bowel movements per week).

Pediatric Crohn Disease

Crohn disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It is a chronic condition that may recur at various times over a lifetime. It usually involves the small intestine, most often the lower part called the ileum.

Pediatric Diarrheal Diseases

Diarrhea is defined either as watery stool or increased frequency (or both) when compared to a normal amount. It is a common problem that may last a few days and disappear on its own.

Pediatric Dysphagia

Dysphagia is a term that means "difficulty swallowing." It is the inability of food or liquids to pass easily from the mouth, into the throat, and down into the esophagus to the stomach during the process of swallowing.

Pediatric Poor Growth Failure to Thrive

Failure to thrive is defined as decelerated or arrested physical growth (height and weight measurements fall below the fifth percentile, or a downward change in growth across two major growth percentiles) and is associated with poor developmental and emotional functioning.

Pediatric Growth Disorders

The cause of a growth problem depends on the type of growth disorder in question. Some growth problems are genetic, while others may be caused by hormonal disorders or poor absorption of food.

Pediatric Hepatitis

Hepatitis B (HBV) has a wide range of clinical presentations. It can be mild, without symptoms, or it may cause chronic hepatitis.