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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.

Acute Renal Failure

Renal failure refers to temporary or permanent damage to the kidneys that results in loss of normal kidney function. There are two different types of renal failure—acute and chronic.

Chronic Kidney Disease

Diseases of the kidneys often produce temporary or permanent changes to the small functional structures and vessels inside the kidney. 

Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

HUS is a rare condition that can lead to kidney failure in children. Kidney failure develops as a result of destruction of the small, functional structures and vessels inside the kidney.

Nephrotic Syndrome

The type of nephrotic syndrome that is most common in children is called idiopathic nephrotic syndrome.


Polycystic Kidney Diseases

Polycystic kidney disease is a genetic disorder characterized by the growth of numerous cysts filled with fluid in the kidneys. 

Renal Vascular Disease

Our specialists provide expert care for children with renal vascular disease. Learn more about its symptoms, causes, and treatments.