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Periodic Fevers

The body's reaction to infection, common in children, most of the time going away in 2–3 days. Fevers in newborns and infants should, however, be evaluated by a physician.

Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension

Also called persistent pulmonary hypertension in the newborn or persistent fetal circulation syndrome, a serious breathing condition for newborns. Its cause is unknown.

Pharyngitis & Tonsillitis

An infection of the pharynx and/or tonsils, very common in children, and usually caused by the Streptococcus virus, thus commonly referred to as “strep throat.”


An enzyme deficiency which prevents the metabolizing of one of the normal amino acids found in meat, bread, eggs, dairy, nuts and some fruits and vegetables.

Physical Therapy

Lurie Children's pediatric physical therapy team specializes in treating children from infancy through adolescence.

Physical Therapy for Children in the NICU/CCU

Our physical therapists treat babies in the NICU and CCU who have had surgery or are diagnosed with a range of conditions.

Physical Therapy for Torticollis

For children with torticollis, Lurie Children's physical therapists assess the needs of each child and provide treatment, home exercise and positioning suggestions.

Pierre Robin Sequence

A rare group of deformities affecting the head and jaw, sometimes connected with other abnormal developments in other parts of the body.

Pilonidal Cyst

An abnormal pocket in the skin of the lower back, usually near the tailbone at the top of the cleft of the buttocks.

Pityriasis Rosea

A common disorder in children and young adults, characterized by scaly, pink, and inflamed skin.


A serious infectious disease in rodents that is also transmissible to humans through the bite of rat fleas.

Plantar Fasciitis

Inflammation and irritation of the plantar fascia, a band of tough, fibrous tissue that runs from the heel to the ball of the foot, providing support for the arch of the foot.

Awards & Accolades

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

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