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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 is a type of kidney disease where the blood vessels become inflamed. Learn more about this condition.
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.
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.
Horseshoe kidney occurs in about one in 500 children. It occurs during fetal development as the kidneys move into their normal position in the flank area (area around the side, just above the waist).
Hydronephrosis means that the kidneys are abnormally dilated or overfilled with urine. Learn more about this condition.
High blood pressure is also called hypertension. Blood pressure, measured with a blood pressure cuff and stethoscope by a nurse or other healthcare provider, is the force of the blood pushing against the artery walls.
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 is a genetic disorder characterized by the growth of numerous cysts filled with fluid in the kidneys.
PUV is an abnormality of the urethra, which is the tube that drains urine from the bladder to the outside of the body for elimination.
Prune belly syndrome is also known as triad syndrome or Eagle-Barrett syndrome.