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A painless persistent bump or swelling of the upper or lower eyelid, caused by a blockage of one of the glands in the eyelid. Treatment for a chalazion and a stye are similar.

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

Children with CMT disease may have difficulty with walking and navigating stairs, decreased endurance, trouble fastening buttons, writing or sustaining a grip on objects.

Chemical Burns of the Eye

A medical emergency, the child should receive immediate medical care as chemical burns can result in a loss of vision and even a loss of the eye itself, if not treated promptly.


A rare, early childhood condition where cheeks appear rounded and swollen; caused by cyst-like growths in the upper and lower jaw; may cause vision, breathing, speech, and swallowing issues.

Chest & Mediastinal Masses

Rare cysts and tumors forming between the sternum and the spinal column. In infants and young children, often form in the back of the mediastinum and are more often benign.

Chest Pain

Pain most commonly musculoskeletal (in the muscles or chest wall), pulmonary (asthma or pneumonia), and idiopathic (no abnormalities found). Rarely due to cardiac disease.

Chest Wall Deformities Program

Lurie Children’s Chest Wall Deformities Program offers comprehensive care for children with chest wall abnormalities such as pectus excavatum (sunken chest) and pectus carinatum (pigeon chest).

Chiari Malformations

Defect in the back of the skull where the brain meets the spinal column, allowing a part of the cerebellum, the lowest portion of the brain, to protrude into the spinal column.

Child Abuse

"Any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation"

Child Abuse Pediatrics

Lurie Children's specializes in child abuse prevention, treatment and research by collaborating with social services in the community.

Childhood Behavior Problems

Arguing, aggression, anger, and defiance are normal during growing years. However, a behavioral disorder may be diagnosed when disruptive behaviors last longer or become severe.

Childhood Glaucoma

A condition where the normal fluid pressure inside the eyes slowly rises as a result of the fluid aqueous humor — which normally flows in and out of the eye — not draining properly.

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