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A condition in which bile is not properly transported from the liver to the small intestine, which can be caused by several childhood diseases.


A condition where the penis curves in a downward direction, typically developing while the child is still in the womb. Severe cases can impact the functioning of the penis.


A movement disorder where muscles of the face, arms and hands involuntarily contract in a random, uncontrolled way. There are two types of chorea, Huntington’s and Sydenham’s.

Chronic Cough

A cough lasting for eight weeks or longer. Sometimes accompanied by a stuffy nose, excessive mucus in the throat, shortness of breath, wheezing, or heartburn.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

When fatigue persists longer than six months, has no obvious cause and is associated with complaints such as “mental fogginess,” a sense of not feeling well after exertion or sleep.

Chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease (GVHD) Program

Lurie Children’s Graft-Versus-Host Disease (GVHD) Program is well-equipped to treat this serious condition, a known complication of allogeneic stem cell transplant.

Chronic Granulomatous Disease

A disorder that causes the immune system to malfunction, resulting in a form of immunodeficiency, developing inflamed areas in parts of the body, causing tissue damage.

Chronic Kidney Disease

Main risk factors are diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and family history. Kidney failure may result, causing the dependence on dialysis or the need for a kidney transplant.

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain in children often involves headache, abdominal pain, chest pain, neuropathic pain, back pain or cancer pain.

Chronic Pain Treatment Program

Lurie Children's Chronic Pain Treatment Program is one of the nation's leading programs for innovative pain medicine evaluation and treatment of children.

Circadian Rhythm Disorders

Circadian rhythm disorders (circadian rhythm sleep disorders or circadian sleep disorders) are abnormalities in the regular day-night/sleep-wake cycle.

Cleft Lip & Cleft Palate

A condition in which parts of the lip and/or palate (the roof of the mouth) do not develop properly in pregnancy, usually repaired when the baby is between 3 to 6 months old.

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