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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.

Kidney Conditions

Learn about various kidney conditions and diseases, transplantation and dialysis treatments.

Acute 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

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

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 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.

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