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Conditions

Understanding your child's condition is an important step on your treatment journey. Learn more about causes, symptoms and diagnosis for a variety of conditions, as well as unique treatments and research being performed at Children's National.

Biliary Atresia

Biliary atresia is a rare liver disease that occurs in newborn babies. Learn more about this condition.

Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is a genetic, autoimmune digestive disease that interferes with the absorption of nutrients from food and causes permanent intolerance to gluten. Learn more about this condition.

Constipation

Constipation is when your stools are painful or they do not happen often enough. Learn more about this condition and its causes and treatment.

Crohn's Disease

Crohn's disease is when there is redness, swelling (inflammation), and sores along the digestive tract. Learn more about this condition.

Diarrhea

Diarrhea is when bowel movements are loose and watery. Learn more about this condition.

Dysphagia

Dysphagia means trouble swallowing. This condition can be long-term or it can come on suddenly. Learn more about this condition.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is a long-term digestive disorder. It happens when stomach contents flow back up into the food pipe and cause symptoms or problems. Learn more about this condition.

Hepatitis

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. It can damage and destroy liver cells. Learn more about this condition.

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Hirschsprung Disease

Babies with Hirschsprung disease are missing nerve cells in all or part of the large intestine. Learn more about this condition.

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H. Pylori Infections

H. pylori is a spiral-shaped bacterium found in the stomach, which (along with acid secretion) damages stomach and duodenal tissue, causing inflammation and peptic ulcers.