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Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome

A genetic condition in which the brain fails to control breathing to maintain healthy levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide, causing oxygen to decrease and carbon dioxide to increase.

Congenital Contractural Arachnodactyly

A genetic disorder that may affect many areas of the body: Long limbs and long and slender fingers and toes, joints permanently bent, muscles underdeveloped and heart defects.

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

A defect that develops during the formation of the diaphragm, which does not completely close, creating a gap between the chest and the abdominal cavities.

Congenital Hand Differences

Abnormalities of the hand are common (occurring in 2.3 per 1,000 births), taking many forms, but most of these conditions are relatively minor, not affecting function.

Congenital Hemangioma

A tumor made up of blood vessels, present when a child is born and usually not continuing to grow after birth; less common than infantile hemangiomas.

Congenital Muscular Torticollis

Learn tips to prevent congenital muscular torticollis (wryneck, fibromatosis colli/pseudotumor of infancy), a condition causing an infant's neck to twist.

Congestive Heart Failure

Poor pumping of the ventricles of the heart, resulting in fluid buildup, causing swelling in legs, ankles and other organs, such as the liver and intestinal tract, hindering their function.


Also known as "pink eye," an inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye, the membrane that lines the inside of the eye and also a thin membrane that covers the actual eye.

Connective Tissue Disorders Program

Lurie Children’s Connective Tissue Disorder Program provides comprehensive care and genetic counseling to more than 200 patients with disorders of the connective tissue, such as Marfan syndrome.


A decrease in frequency of bowel movements compared to a child's usual pattern, bowel movements that are difficult or painful to push out, stools that irritate or tear the anus.

Convenient Care

Lurie Children's pediatric convenient care centers have extended hours and accept walk-ins for children with unexpected illnesses and injuries.

Cooperative Sickle Cell Donor Program

The Sickle Cell Donor Program was started by Lurie Children’s and the American Red Cross to improve transfusion support for children with sickle cell disease.

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