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.

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia, also called fibrositis, is a chronic, widespread pain in muscles and soft tissues surrounding the joints throughout the body, accompanied by fatigue. 

Dermatomyositis (juvenile)

Juvenile dermatomyositis is one of the conditions in a group of conditions called the dermatomyositis/polymyositis complex and is the condition most often seen in children.

Henoch-Schonlein purpura

HSP is a form of vasculitis, a condition that involves inflammation of the blood vessels. It is one of the most common forms of vasculitis in childhood.

Kawasaki disease

Kawasaki disease is a form of vasculitis, or blood vessel inflammation, that primarily affects children.

Juvenile ankylosing spondylitis

Juvenile ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis that affects the spine and the sites where the muscles, tendons, and ligaments are attached to bone. 

Rheumatic fever

Rheumatic fever is a complicated, involved disease that affects the joints, skin, heart, blood vessels, and brain. 

Systemic lupus erythematosus

Systemic lupus erythematosus, also known as SLE, or simply lupus, is a disease that is characterized by periodic episodes of inflammation of and damage to the joints, tendons, other connective tissues, and organs.