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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 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.

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.

Horseshoe 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

Hydronephrosis means that the kidneys are abnormally dilated or overfilled with urine. Learn more about this condition.

Hypertension

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

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

Polycystic Kidney Disease

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

Lupus

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus) is a disease that causes your body’s immune system to attack its own cells and tissues. Learn more about this condition.