• Condition

    Baby Bottle Tooth Decay/Nursing Caries

    A condition, sometimes referred to as “bottle mouth,” indicated by discoloration and pitting of the front teeth, occuring when infants are allowed to sleep with a bottle.

  • Condition

    Back Pain

    A common complaint, affecting 8 in 10 individuals during their lives, ranging from dull and constant to sharp and sudden, known as “chronic” if lasting more than three months and “acute” if less.

  • Program

    Bariatric Surgery Program

    The Pediatric Bariatric Surgery Program offers a solution that resolves over 80% of patients' weight-related health issues. Learn more at Lurie Children's.

  • Condition

    Batten Disease

    A group of diseases including late infantile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis, a neurodegenerative disease causing cognitive impairment, vision loss, seizures and poor motor function.

  • Condition

    Benign (Noncancerous) Brain Tumors

    Slow-growing tumors not likely to spread, which can often be treated and/or removed. Though called “benign,” can still cause severe pain, brain damage, and do occasionally become malignant.

  • Condition

    Bicuspid Aortic Valve

    Most common form of congenital heart disease, the valve is malformed and opens abnormally, becomes obstructed, or leaks, increasing the risk of an enlarged aorta, aneurysm, dissection, or rupture.

  • Program

    Bicuspid Aortic Valve Program

    Lurie Children’s cares for more than 100 infants, children and teenagers with bicuspid aortic valve disease, the most common form of congenital heart disease.

  • Condition

    Biliary Atresia

    Biliary atresia is a chronic liver disease where bile ducts of the liver are blocked, causing damage and loss of vital body functions. Learn more here.

  • Condition

    Binder's Syndrome

    A rare congenital condition, also known as maxillonasal dysplasia, in which the bones of the face are underdeveloped, causing a sunken mid-face and an extremely flattened nose.

  • Condition

    Black Eye (Ecchymosis)

    Usually occurring from some type of trauma to the eye, causing the tissue around the eye to become bruised.

  • Program

    Bladder and Cloacal Exstrophy Program

    Combining the expertise of multiple surgeons with extensive experience in complex reconstructive genitourinary surgery provides a unique approach to tackle bladder and cloacal exstrophy.

  • Condition

    Bladder Exstrophy

    A severe deformity of the bladder requiring major reconstructive surgery at delivery.

  • Program

    Bladder Function Improvement Training (BFIT) Program

    The BFIT program at Lurie Children's is a comprehensive approach to managing dysfunctional urinating and nighttime wetting.

  • Condition

    Bladder Stones (Calculi)

    Deposits of minerals such as calcium and magnesium that crystallize, sometimes causing severe pain in the lower abdomen and back, difficult or frequent urination, blood in the urine, and fever.

  • Condition

    Blepharitis (Chalazion, Hordeolum/Stye)

    Blepharitis is an inflammation in the meibomian glands in the eyelids and eyelashes. Read more.

  • Condition

    Blistering Skin Disorders

    Also called vesicles or bullae, small patches of separated skin layers, with fluid between them, most commonly caused by friction. Can also be reaction to heat, chemical, and allergic reaction.

  • Condition

    Blocked Tear Ducts (Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction)

    A blocked tear duct occurs when the tears can not drain properly from your eyes.  Learn more.

  • Condition

    Blood inside the Eye (Hyphema)

    A hyphema is blood in the front section of the eye (anterior chamber). Learn more.

  • Program

    Bone Health Program

    Lurie Children’s Bone Health Program treats children and adolescents for a wide range of bone disorders including genetic and metabolic conditions. Learn more.

  • Condition

    Bone Marrow Failure

    Occurring when the marrow ceases to produce enough white blood cells to fight infection, platelets to stop bleeding, and red blood cells to provide oxygen to the body.

  • Treatment

    Bone-Anchored Hearing Device

    The bone-anchored hearing device (BAHA, for its original name, the bone-anchored hearing aid) is an implant system for children and adults who have conductive (middle ear) hearing loss and cannot be successfully fit with hearing aids.

  • Condition

    Botulism

    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.

  • Condition

    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.

  • Condition

    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.

  • Condition

    Brachial Plexus Injury

    Pediatric brachial plexus injuries are injuries to the major nerve group located in the neck and armpit, and impact function of the arm or hand. Learn more.

  • Program

    Brachial Plexus Program

    We offer Illinois's most comprehensive multidisciplinary program for infants and children with brachial plexus palsy, treating from birth through adolescence.

  • Program

    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.

  • Condition

    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.

  • Condition

    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.

  • Condition

    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.

  • Condition

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

    Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a condition that can develop in premature infants when their lungs are not fully developed, leading to breathing problems.

  • Program

    Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Program

    The Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) Program at Lurie Children's is dedicated to the care, investigation and outcomes of infants with chronic respiratory failure.

  • Condition

    Brucellosis

    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.

  • Condition

    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.

  • Condition

    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.

  • Treatment

    Burn Care

    Lurie Children’s provides burn care for patients who arrive at the Kenneth and Anne Griffin Emergency Care Center with minor burns. Learn more here.

  • Condition

    Burns

    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.

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