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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 is led by Thomas H. Inge, MD, PhD.


Lurie Children's provides pediatric dermatology services, diagnostics and therapeutics for infants, children and adolescents with skin disorders. Learn more.

Dermoid Cysts

A dermoid cyst is a benign growth made up of hairs, sweat glands and sebaceous glands. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment of pediatric dermoid cysts.

Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

The Division of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics provides care for children with conditions associated with developmental delay 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 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.

Deviated Septum

Deviated septum is an abnormal shape of the cartilage that divides the nose, and may cause congestion, problems with breathing, or nasal discharge. Learn more.