Our Specialties & Conditions

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    Hand & Wrist Tendon Injuries

    Injuries to the tendons of the hand and wrist can be caused by several things, from repetitive motion to tears to deep lacerations.

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    Head & Neck Surgery Program

    The Lurie Children’s Head & Neck Surgery Program is a national leader in the treatment of children with congenital and acquired lesions of the head, neck, and face.

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    Head Injury in Babies & Children

    Most head injuries in children and babies are not life-threatening, but should still be monitored carefully. Learn more about symptoms and when to seek help.

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    Head Lice

    Insects that invade the scalp and cause the child to itch and scratch the scalp. Lice eggs (nits) firmly attach to the hair and appear as small white dots.

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    Head Shape Anomalies

    In the first two years of age, a child's skull is soft and vulnerable, leaving them at risk for developing abnormal head shapes. If untreated, these may cause medical issues later.

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    Head Shape Evaluation Program

    Lurie Children's Head Shape Program offers a team of medical and surgical professionals who evaluate and treat infants with cranial asymmetry from any cause.

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    Headache Program

    Pediatric headache and migraine are common complaints among children requiring special attention. Lurie Children’s Pediatric Headache Program aims to find the most therapeutic treatment plan for every patient.

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    Headaches

    Pain or discomfort in the head or face area, headaches can be single or recurrent in nature and localized to one or more areas. In children, most are migraine or tension-type.

  • Treatment

    Hearing Aids

    Any child who has a hearing loss that may interfere with speech and language development, or who has a loss that interferes with their classroom performance, may need to wear a hearing aid.

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    Heart Attack

    Heart attack in teens is rare, but congenital heart conditions can cause sudden cardiac arrest. We diagnose and treat these conditions.

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    Heart Block

    Heart block causes an abnormal heartbeat. A baby can be born with it, or a person may acquire later. Our electrophysiologists diagnose and treat heart block.

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    Heart Failure

    Pediatric heart failure occurs when the heart isn’t pumping enough blood to the body. Children in heart failure need help from experienced pediatric specialists.

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    Heart Murmur

    Heart murmur is the sound of blood flow in the chest heard through a stethoscope, and does not necessarily mean an abnormality. Learn about heart murmurs in kids.

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    Heart Transplant Program

    The Pediatric Heart Failure & Transplantation Program at Lurie Children's in Chicago provides life-saving children's heart transplant treatments. Learn more.

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    Heart Tumors

    Heart tumors, including rhabdomyoma, are rare in kids and usually benign. We’re able to treat even the most complex tumors that require surgery.

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    Heat Illness

    A group of conditions which occur when the body is heated at a high rate and cannot cool itself fast enough.

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    Helicobacter Pylori

    A spiral-shaped bacterium found in the stomach, which (along with acid secretion) damages stomach and duodenal tissue, causing inflammation and peptic ulcers.

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    Hemangiomas

    Collections of extra blood vessels in the skin. One of the most common skin problems in the first year of life.

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    Hematometrocolpos

    A rare condition which occurs when the uterus fills with menstrual blood. Symptoms are typically a lack of a menstrual period, recurrent pelvic pain, and a pelvic mass.

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    Hematuria

    Pediatric hematuria is the presence of blood in the urine in children. It can be caused by many things, including, infections and kidney diseases. Learn more.

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    Hemifacial Microsomia

    A condition in which a child is born with the lower half of their face underdeveloped, most commonly their ears, jaw and mouth; eyes, cheeks and neck may also be affected.

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    Hemolytic Anemia

    A general term describing a condition in which red blood cells are broken down faster than the bone marrow is able to produce them.

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    Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome

    A kidney disease caused by an overabundance of damaged red blood cells filling the kidneys, hindering them from doing their normal function of filtering.

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    Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH)

    A rare blood disorder, seen more often in children than adults, in which the body produces too many immune cells, which then attack the body’s own tissues and organs.

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    Hemophilia

    An inherited bleeding disorder characterized by low levels or complete absence of specific proteins in the blood that are necessary for prevention of excessive bleeding.

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    Hemophilia Program

    Lurie Children's Hemophilia Program provides dedicated services in a family-friendly environment to promote the health and well-being of children and adolescents with hemophilia, von Willebrand disease or platelet disorders.

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    Hepatitis

    Inflammation of the liver resulting in liver cell damage and destruction. Hepatitis often originates from a virus and can be spread from your child to others.

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    Hepatoblastoma

    A very rare cancerous tumor that originates in the liver. Its cells can spread to other areas of the body, commonly the lungs, abdomen and rarely to the bones and central nervous system.

  • Program

    Hepatoblastoma Program

    Lurie Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders treats more children with cancer and blood disorders than any other hospital in Illinois, caring for children with this rare cancer originating in the liver.

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    Hernias

    A protrusion of tissue or an organ through an opening or weakness in the muscle wall that usually contains it. Infants can be born with them.

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    Heterotaxy

    A condition in which the organs of the chest and abdomen are abnormally located, usually opposite their usual places. Typically affects the heart, lungs, liver, spleen, and intestines.

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    High Ankle Sprain (Syndesmosis Sprain)

    An injury to the ligaments connecting the tibia and fibula just above the ankle joint. Compared to lateral ankle sprains, high ankle sprains are less common and longer to heal.

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    High-Risk Asthma Program

    Explore our specialized approach to managing and treating severe asthma in children. Learn about our multidisciplinary team's expertise in providing personalized care and support for high-risk asthma patients.

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    Hip Disorders

    Common and with many causes. Not always easy to diagnose and may include hip pain, irritability, and difficulty in movement.

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    Hip Dysplasia

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

  • Treatment

    Hip Spica Cast Care

    Hip spica casts are applied after various types of leg surgeries. Learn more about the cast care.

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    Hirschsprung Disease

    A condition which occurs when the intestinal wall is missing the cells which signal the muscles in the large intestine to push stool towards the anus, causing an intestinal blockage.

  • Treatment

    HIV & STI Screening

    The Division of Adolescent Medicine provides walk-in HIV/STI Screening for anyone age 12-24. Certified counselors will provide on-site, free, confidential tests as well as safer sex counseling.

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    HIV Prevention Program

    Lurie Children's specialists are leaders in HIV prevention methods in children and research.

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    HIV/AIDS

    A disease caused by the human immunodeficiency virus which kills or impairs immune system cells and progressively destroys the body's ability to fight infections and cancers.

  • Condition

    Hives (Urticaria)

    A condition in which red, itchy, and swollen areas appear on the skin usually as an allergic reaction from eating certain foods or taking certain medications.

  • Program

    Hives Program

    Learn about the Hives Program at Lurie Children's, dedicated to providing expert care for children with hives. Find information on the program's services, multidisciplinary approach, and personalized treatment plans.

  • Condition

    Hodgkin Lymphoma

    A type of cancer in the lymphatic system, part of the immune system that functions to fight disease and infections. Hodgkin lymphoma cells can spread to other organs and tissue.

  • Treatment

    Holter & Event Monitoring

    Holter monitoring & event monitoring are tests used to record a child's heartbeats for 24 hours or longer, allowing physicians to see abnormal beats or rhythms.

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    Horseshoe Kidney & Pelvic Kidney

    Conditions that either result when the kidneys fail to ascend to their normal position above the waist and remain in the pelvis or when the developing kidneys fuse together.

  • Specialty

    Hospital-Based Medicine

    Lurie Children's hospitalists are board-eligible/board-certified pediatricians who specialize in caring for hospitalized infants, children, and adolescents.

  • Treatment

    Hydration Assessment in Short Bowel Syndrome

    Learn how to properly assess and hydrate children with short bowel syndrome with a short video produced by Lurie Children's.

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    Hydrocele

    A space filled with fluid occurring below or next to a testicle in the male scrotum. It is usually painless, and is not to be confused with a hernia, but may occur along with one.

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    Hydrocephalus

    The lack of absorption, blockage of flow, or overproduction of the cerebrospinal fluid that is found inside of the ventricles (fluid-filled areas) inside of the brain.

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    Hypertension

    Usually used to mean elevated blood pressure, caused by resistance to blood flow in the body. May result from certain types of medication, anxiety, or kidney problems.

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    Hyperthyroidism

    Too much thyroid hormone, pushing the body’s metabolism to unhealthy levels.

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    Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis

    A narrowing of the lower portion of the stomach that leads into the small intestine, resulting in food not moving easily into the intestine for digestion.

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    Hypopituitarism

    When a child's pituitary gland has lost its ability to make one, some or all pituitary hormones. The condition is often permanent, but very treatable.

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    Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

    In hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), the left side of the heart, including the aorta, aortic valve, left ventricle and mitral valve, is underdeveloped.

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    Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome

    A congenital heart defect in which the parts of the right side of the heart — the valves, right ventricle, and pulmonary artery — do not develop fully during pregnancy.

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    Hypospadias

    Hypospadias is a condition in which the end of the urethra (the tube in the penis through which urine passes out of the body) is not located at the tip of the penis.

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    Hypothyroidism

    Hypothyroidism in children occurs when thyroid gland is underactive and fails to make enough thyroid hormone. Learn more about causes, symptoms and treatment.

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    Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy

    Death or long-term disability possibly caused by lack of blood flow or oxygen before, during or after birth, from a ruptured uterus, bleeding from the placenta, or cord accidents.

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