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Hemolytic Anemia

A general term describing a condition in which red blood cells are broken down faster than the bone marrow is able to produce them.

Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome

A kidney disease caused by an overabundance of damaged red blood cells filling the kidneys, hindering them from doing their normal function of filtering.

Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH)

A rare blood disorder, seen more often in children than adults, in which the body produces too many immune cells, which then attack the body’s own tissues and organs.

Hemophilia

An inherited bleeding disorder characterized by low levels or complete absence of specific proteins in the blood that are necessary for prevention of excessive bleeding.

Hemophilia Program

Lurie Children's Hemophilia Program provides dedicated services in a family-friendly environment to promote the health and well-being of children and adolescents with hemophilia, von Willebrand disease or platelet disorders.

Hepatitis

Inflammation of the liver resulting in liver cell damage and destruction. Hepatitis often originates from a virus and can be spread from your child to others.

Hepatobiliary Scan

Before a Hepatobiliary Scan, read this guide to help you explain to your child what will happen during the test.

Hepatoblastoma

A very rare cancerous tumor that originates in the liver. Its cells can spread to other areas of the body, commonly the lungs, abdomen and rarely to the bones and central nervous system.

Hepatoblastoma Program

Lurie Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders treats more children with cancer and blood disorders than any other hospital in Illinois, caring for children with this rare cancer originating in the liver.

Hernia

A protrusion of tissue or an organ through an opening or weakness in the muscle wall that usually contains it. Infants can be born with them.

Heterotaxy

A condition in which the organs of the chest and abdomen are abnormally located, usually opposite their usual places. Typically affects the heart, lungs, liver, spleen, and intestines.

High Acuity Transition Program (HeArT)

Lurie Children's HeArT (High Acuity Transition) Program provides intense outpatient follow-up care for cardiac patients who are at the greatest risk of heart failure, growth problems and neurodevelopmental impairments.

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