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 Neurofibromatosis

NF1 is a life-long condition usually diagnosed early in life, often within the first year. NF1 is diagnosed based on specific skin, ocular, and other physical findings, and genetic blood testing in selected cases.

Pediatric Achondroplasia

Achondroplasia is the most common type of dwarfism, in which the child's arms and legs are short in proportion to body length.

Pediatric Angelman Syndrome

People with Angelman syndrome have an unusual facial appearance, short stature, severe intellectual disability with a lack of speech, stiff arm movements, and a spastic, uncoordinated walk. They may have seizures and often have inappropriate outbursts of laughter.

Birth Defects

A "birth defect" is a health problem or physical change, which is present in a baby at the time he or she is born.

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 Down Syndrome

Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that includes a combination of birth defects, including characteristic facial features and, often, heart defects, and visual and hearing impairment. 

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Other Teratogens

Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is a group of abnormalities in babies born to mothers who consume alcohol during pregnancy. It is the most common known non-genetic (non-inherited) cause of mental retardation in the United States. 

Pediatric Phenylketonuria (PKU)

PKU is a recessive disorder which occurs in about one in 10,000 to 15,000 live births and is caused by a deficiency of the enzyme phenylalanine hydroxylase.