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Delayed Puberty (Late Puberty)

When the body's timing for sexual maturity is later than usual, a concern may be that puberty does not start or that it stalls after it started.

Dental Cavities

Holes or structural damage in the teeth, normally caused by decay brought on by the presence of bacteria, acid, food pieces and saliva, which combine to form plaque on teeth.

Dental Infections (Odontogenic Infection)

Caused by bacteria penetrating deep into the tooth or gums, typically including dental caries and periodontal diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis. Can spread elsewhere in the body.


Lurie Children's Division of Pediatric Dentistry provides comprehensive and preventive oral health care for infants, children and teens and patients with special needs, treating more pediatric patients than any other dental service in Illinois.

Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery at Lurie Children’s, led by Marleta Reynolds, MD, provides surgical services ranging from routine appendectomies and tonsillectomies to complex organ transplantations and congenital heart defect surgeries.


Lurie Children's dermatologists use a comprehensive approach to treating conditions, caring for the emotional and physical toll of skin disease.

Dermoid Cysts

A benign (non-cancerous) tumor made up of hairs, sweat glands, and sebaceous glands.

Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

The Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics strives to provide excellent care for children with developmental delays/concerns, autism, ADHD, ADD, Down syndrome, other genetic syndromes associated with developmental delay, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, fussy babies, and/or behavior concerns.

Developmental Coordination Disorder

A disorder characterized by poor motor coordination that interferes with the child’s daily activities and academic achievements.

Developmental Delays

Some with biological causes, others may be environmental, delays can be grouped into mental, physical, behavioral and speech.

Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip

Occuring when a child’s hip joint has not formed properly, can range from the hip being slightly displaced to being dislocated easily.

Developmental Evaluations

Similar to neuropsychological evaluations, developmental evaluations use psychological tests to examine a child's mental abilities in order to diagnose and manage conditions affecting brain functioning.