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Ear Deformities

Currently, up to 30% of births result in ear deformities. Of this number, 70% of the deformities stay the same or get worse as the baby grows.


Not as contagious as the flu because it doesn’t spread through the air, ebola is spread only through direct contact with the infected person’s blood and body fluids.

Ebstein's Anomaly

A congenital downward displacement of the tricuspid valve (between the heart's upper and lower chambers on the right side) into the heart's right bottom chamber (or right ventricle).


An echocardiogram, echo or heart ultrasound, is a non-invasive, pain-free procedure using sound waves reflected off the surfaces of the heart to providing moving images of your child's heart.

Ectopic Ureter

A rare condition where the ureter (the tube that moves urine from the kidney to the bladder) does not attach correctly to the top of the bladder but to some other location instead.


Atopic dermatitis, an inflammation that causes dry, itchy skin.

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Also called cutis elastic, a group of genetic disorders affecting the connective tissues of the body, especially the skin, joints, and the walls of blood vessels.


An electrocardiogram is one of the simplest procedures used to evaluate the heart, taking only five to 10 minutes. The tracings allow the physician to see abnormal heartbeats that may indicate a heart problem.

Emergency Medicine

The board certified team in the pediatric emergency room at Lurie Children's perform life saving services to children 24 hours a day.


A condition characterized by inflammation of the brain, usually resulting from an infection. This condition can cause problems with the brain and spinal cord function.


A problem that children can develop due to chronic constipation. When a child has fewer bowel movements, they can be difficult to pass, causing a vicious cycle to develop.


Inflammation of the layer of cells lining the inside of the heart muscle and valves.

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