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Deviated Septum

An abnormal shape of the cartilage that divides the nose, possibly causing problems with proper breathing or nasal discharge.


Type 1 diabetes mellitus is the most common type of diabetes in children and teens. Type 2 diabetes has also become a health problem for children and teens in recent years.

Diabetes Program

Ranked among the top in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for diabetes and endocrinology, Lurie Children's is the only hospital in Illinois that is included in the honor roll of Best Children's Hospitals.

Diabetic Retinopathy

One of a group of eye problems that people with diabetes may face as complications.

Diagnostic Tests for Digestive & Liver Conditions

Lurie Children's offers diagnostic procedures for various digestive and liver conditions.

Dialysis Program

Lurie Children’s Dialysis Program provides in-center hemodialysis, as well as training and care for home-based peritoneal and hemodialysis.

Diaper Rash

Physical irritation or infection due to urine changing the skin pH level, allowing bacteria and fungi to grow.

Diaphragm Pacing

Diaphragm pacing, a form of artificial ventilation, uses implanted electrodes to stimulate the muscles of the diaphragm to contract, helping patients breathe.


Watery stool or increased frequency of bowel movements (or both) when compared to a normal amount.

Double Inlet Left Ventricle (DILV)

A very rare congenital heart defect in which the child develops only one ventricle — the pumping chamber of the heart.

Double Outlet Right Ventricle (DORV)

A congenital heart defect in which both the aorta and the pulmonary artery are connected to the right ventricle.

Down Syndrome Clinic

The Down Syndrome Clinic, a subspecialty program within the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, offers specialized services as well as interdisciplinary and comprehensive evaluations for children with Down syndrome and their families, providing care from birth through late adolescence.

Awards & Accolades

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

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