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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.

Glomerulonephritis

Glomerulonephritis is a type of kidney disease where the blood vessels become inflamed. Learn more about this condition.

Kidney Disease

Kidney disease (renal failure) is short-term or permanent damage to the kidneys that results in loss of normal kidney function. Learn more about this condition in children.

Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) occurs when damaged red blood cells block the kidney's filtering system which can lead to kidney failure in children. Learn more about this condition.

Nephrotic Syndrome

Nephrotic syndrome is a problem where too much protein called albumin is released from the body into the urine. Learn more about this condition.

Polycystic Kidney Disease

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder that causes the growth of numerous fluid-filled cysts in the kidneys. Learn more about this condition.

Renal Vascular Disease

Renal vascular disease happens when the renal arteries become narrowed or blocked, reducing blood flow to the kidneys. Learn more about this condition.

Anna's Story

Heath Alexander and his daughter Anna, who he donated a kidney to.

Heath Alexander of Silver Spring, Maryland, underwent a rigorous assessment to determine whether he was healthy enough to donate one of his kidneys to his daughter, 11-year-old Anna Sophia Alexander.

Read More of Anna's Story