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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.

Diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2

Diabetes is a condition in which sufficient amounts of insulin are either not produced, or the body is unable to use the insulin that is produced.

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.

Neonatal Graves Disease

Graves disease is an autoimmune disease. With Graves disease, antibodies cause the thyroid gland to make too much thyroid hormone. This is known as hyperthyroidism.

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is the condition in which the thyroid is underactive and is producing an insufficient amount of thyroid hormones. 

Precocious Puberty

Abnormally early puberty is called precocious puberty and is characterized by the early development of sexual characteristics in girls before the age of 8 and in boys before the age of 9.

Short Stature

Familial short stature is a tendency to follow the family's inherited short stature (shortness).

Differences in Sex Development

When a child's gender is in question at birth, because genitals may not appear clearly male or female, the child is said to have ambiguous genitalia.

Micropenis

Micropenis is defined as a normally structured penis that is below the normal size range for an infant.