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Coronavirus Update:What patients and families need to know

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 Hospital.

Asthma

Asthma is a chronic, inflammatory disease in which the airways become sensitive to allergens. Learn about asthma in children and how to manage symptoms.

Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an infection in the lungs. Learn more about this serious illness.

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is the most common cause of bronchiolitis (inflammation of the lower airways) and pneumonia in babies. Learn more about this condition.

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide).