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Disease caused by a nerve toxin formed from a germ called Clostridium botulinum, which is found in soil, characterized differently by its means of exposure.

Bowed Legs (Genu Varum)

Outward curve of the legs when sitting, standing or walking; normal in the first 12 months of life; occasionally due to abnormality of the growth plate at the top of the shinbone, or infection.

Bowel Management Program

Lurie Children's Bowel Management Program, treating colorectal conditions, Hirschsprung’s disease, anorectal malformations, associated spinal cord anomalies, and managed by Lurie Children's pediatric surgeons.

Boxer Fracture

A break in one of the metacarpal bones, forming the knuckles and connecting the finger bones to the wrist bone, usually involving the ring and little fingers.

Brachial Plexus Injury

An injury to the major nerve group located in the neck and armpit.

Brachial Plexus Program

Lurie Children’s offers the state’s most comprehensive multidisciplinary program for infants and children with brachial plexus palsy, treating children from birth through adolescence.

Brain Tumor Program

Lurie Children’s Brain Tumor Center offers highly specialized, state-of the-art care for children with brain tumors​, the most common solid tumor diagnosed in children.

Brain Tumors

Abnormal growths of cells in the brain or central nervous system, classified by where they start from and whether they are benign or malignant.

Branchial Cleft Abnormality

An irregularity that occurs during fetal development that results in malformations in the side of the neck, appearing anywhere from the ear, along the line of the jaw, to the throat.

Breast Abnormalities

Including growth disturbances such as macromastia, breast asymmetry, breast enlargement in boys called gynecomastia, breast masses and extra nipples in both boys and girls.

Broken Collar Bone

The most frequently fractured bone during childhood, the clavicle is an S-shaped bone that connects the breastbone to the shoulder blade; most fractures occur in the middle of the bone.

Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)/Chronic Lung Disease (CLD)

A form of chronic lung disease, affecting most infants who are born more than 10 weeks before their due dates and weigh less than two pounds.

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