Our Specialties & Conditions

  • Condition

    Ichthyosis

    A genetic condition with thick, leathery skin, “ichthy” coming from the Greek word for fish, this condition is so named as the skin sometimes appears like fish scales.

  • Condition

    Idiopathic Toe-walking

    Persistent walking on the toes or the balls of the feet, fairly common in kids who are learning to walk.

  • Condition

    Iliotibial (IT) Band Friction Syndrome

    One of the leading causes of knee pain in runners, occurs when this tendon gets irritated or inflamed from overuse, causing pain and snapping on the outside of the knee.

  • Program

    Immediate Care

    Lurie Children's pediatric immediate care centers have extended hours and provide urgent care services for children with unexpected illnesses and injuries.

  • Condition

    Immune Thrombocytopenia Pupura

    In mild cases, scattered small purple spots on the skin, progressing to increased bruising and nosebleeds and, rarely, bleeding in the GI tract, urinary tract and in the brain.

  • Condition

    Imperforate Anus

    Birth abnormality caused by improper development of the rectum and anus during pregnancy, the opening at the rectum/anus is absent, so stool cannot leave the body.

  • Treatment

    Indwelling Feeding Tubes

    Lurie Children’s assists parents and caregivers in the proper use of this thin tube inserted into the nose or mouth, through the esophagus and into the stomach, delivering nourishment when other feeding methods are not available.

  • Condition

    Infantile Hemangiomas

    The most common vascular growth that is seen in infancy, a collection of enlarged blood vessels, may be present at birth but most develop within the first few weeks.

  • Program

    Infantile Spasms Clinic

    The team behind Lurie Children’s Infantile Spasms (IS) Clinic has established a guideline and clinic for the diagnosis, etiological work-up, treatment, monitoring, and follow-up of infantile spasms that is supported by the best evidence and expert recommendations.

  • Condition

    Infections in Newborns

    A fetus and a newborn baby have limited ability to prevent and fight infectiou​s diseases. Special care may be needed for babies who develop an infection before, during, or after birth.

  • Specialty

    Infectious Diseases

    The board-certified physicians at Lurie Children's specialize in treating common and rare pediatric infectious diseases.

  • Condition

    Infectious Mononucleosis

    Infectious mononucleosis, usually called simply “mono,” usually strikes between 15 and 25 years of age, but can be caught younger. Learn more.

  • Program

    Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program

    Lurie Children's Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program is a multidisciplinary program focusing on the care of children diagnosed with bowel disorders.

  • Condition

    Influenza

    Influenza, commonly referred to as "the flu," is a highly contagious respiratory virus that is common during the winter and early spring. Learn more about symptoms, treatment and prevention.

  • Treatment

    Influenza (Flu) Vaccine

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the influenza (flu) vaccination every year for most people age 6 months and older. Read more.

  • Program

    Inpatient Psychiatric Services

    Lurie Children's Inpatient Psychiatric Program is a family-centered setting focusing on crisis stabilization, intensive evaluation and short-term treatment for problems affecting children and adolescents, ages 3-17.

  • Condition

    Insomnia

    A condition in which the child has trouble going to sleep or remaining asleep. It is common but not generally considered serious unless it causes issues with daytime functioning.

  • Program

    Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

    The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a space for children to attend therapy more frequently than traditional outpatient approaches and focus on anxiety, depressive, and obsessive-compulsive disorders.

  • Program

    Intermediate Care Unit

    Lurie Children’s is now one of a handful of pediatric hospitals in the country that operates an Intermediate Care Unit (IMCU) – continuing on our mission to provide the right care for every patient.

  • Condition

    Internal Snapping Hip Syndrome

    Snapping sound occurring with flexion or extension of the hip, coming from the tendon of the hip flexor muscle as it moves through its normal motion across the hip joint.

  • Program

    International Adoptee Program

    Lurie Children's Division of Infectious Diseases offers medical evaluations, review of immunization records and screening tests for diagnosis and treatment of diseases a child may have contracted in its country of birth.

  • Program

    Interventional Cardiology & Catheterization

    Lurie Children's Heart Center team of interventional physicians performs more than 1,000 cardiac catheterizations on young patients with congenital heart disease each year.

  • Program

    Interventional Radiology

    The pediatric interventional radiology division at Lurie Children's performs a full range of therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. Learn more today.

  • Condition

    Intestinal Malrotation & Volvulus

    A birth defect involving a malformation of the intestinal tract; it occurs while a fetus is forming in its mother's uterus.

  • Program

    Intestinal Rehabilitation Program

    Lurie Children's Intestinal Rehabilitation Program is devoted to avoiding transplantation when possible using medical, surgical and nutritional rehabilitation strategies.

  • Program

    Intestinal Transplantation Program

    Lurie Children's provides one of the rare treatment programs for children suffering from an improperly functioning small bowel.

  • Condition

    Intussusception

    The most common cause of intestinal obstruction in children between the ages of 3 months and 3 years, when one segment of the intestine slips inside another.

  • Condition

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a group of symptoms affecting the large intestine (large bowel). Learn more about common symptoms and treatment.

  • Condition

    Iselin Disease (Apophysitis of the Fifth Metatarsal)

    Painful irritation and inflammation of the apophysis (growth plate) at the base of the 5th metatarsal (foot bone), where one of the calf muscles inserts.

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