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An infectious disease caused by the group Brucella, primarily passed among animals, infecting humans when they come in contact with animals or animal products that are contaminated.

Bunion Deformity (Juvenile Hallux Valgus)

Occurring in children and adults, a bunion is the development of a large bump on the inside of the foot where the great toe meets the end of the foot.

Buried (Concealed, Hidden) Penis

Partially or completely concealed beneath the scrotum or excess skin or fat in the pubic area, typically of normal size and function.

Burn Care

Lurie Children’s provides burn care for patients who arrive at the Kenneth and Anne Griffin Emergency Care Center with minor burns. Patients with burns are seen immediately by our specialists, who then determine the best course of care depending on the severity of the burn.


Coming from many sources: scalds from steam, hot bath water, hot beverage spills, hot foods, cooking fluids, are the number one source. Other causes include flames and hot objects.

CLOVES Syndrome

One of a group of syndromes known as overgrowth syndromes. CLOVES is an acronym and each letter represents a characteristic seen in the syndrome.


An abnormal growth of cells, rapidly reproducing despite restriction of space, nutrients shared by other cells or signals sent from the body to stop reproduction.

Cancer Predisposition Program

Lurie Children’s Cancer Predisposition Program provides comprehensive genetic counseling and testing services to pediatric oncology patients and families at risk of hereditary cancer syndromes.

Capillary Malformation - Arteriovenous Malformation Syndrome (CM-AVM)

An inherited syndrome, with a combination of both capillary and arteriovenous malformations, located in the soft tissue of the body or in the central nervous system.

Capillary Malformation - Port Wine Stain

Port-wine stains (capillary malformations) are permanent, flat, pink, red, or purple birthmarks on the skin.

Cardiac Catheterization

A procedure in which a long, flexible tube is inserted into the blood vessels and guided into the heart, to visualize the structures inside, collect samples, make incisions and implant devices.

Cardiac Imaging

Lurie Children's Heart Center performs more than 18,000 echocardiograms and 2,000 fetal echocardiograms annually to diagnose acquired and congenital heart conditions.

Awards & Accolades

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

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