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Adolescent Primary Care Program

Lurie Children’s Adolescent Primary Care Program provides comprehensive primary care and consultative care to adolescents and young adults between the ages of 10 and 24.

Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD)

A rare but deadly genetic disease affecting mainly males, characterized by progressive neurologic deterioration due to the breakdown of the myelin covering of the brain cells.

Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Heart defects discovered later in life, such as atrial septal defect, patent ductus arteriosus, transposition of the great arteries and ventricular septal defect.

Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Lurie Children’s Heart Center offers the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program to help give teenagers and adults who were born with heart defects the best cardiac care possible.

Advanced Fetal Imaging & Pediatric Radiology

The majority of tests needed for both normal and abnormal pregnancies are performed by the obstetrician or the maternal fetal medicine physician. However, The Chicago Institute for Fetal Health can provide additional imaging when physicians or patients would like a second opinion or advanced imaging.

Aerodigestive Program

A multi-disciplinary team of specialists in Lurie Children’s Aerodigestive Program treat diseases of the respiratory and upper digestive tract, including the lips, mouth, tongue, nose, throat, vocal cords, esophagus and windpipe.

Allergic Rhinitis

An inflammation of the mucous membrane that lines the nose, often due to an allergy to pollen, dust or other airborne substances.


An acquired, abnormal immune response to a substance and can cause a broad range of inflammatory reactions.

Allergy & Immunology

The Division of Allergy and Immunology treats more children for allergies and asthma than any other hospital in Illinois, with allergist/immunologists who are leaders in their field.

Alopecia Areata

Condition characterized by loss of hair, usually in a localized patch or multiple patches, due to immune attack on the hair follicles.

Amniotic Band Birth Defects

A group of birth defects thought to have a common origin in a malfunction of the amnion part of the pregnancy membranes.


A lower than the normal number of red blood cells, which carry oxygen from the lungs and distribute it throughout the entire body.

Awards & Accolades

Lurie Children's is proud to be recognized for the following awards, accolades and achievements.

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