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Kasabach-Merritt Phenomenon (KMP)

A condition that causes problems with blood clotting, caused by a blood vessel tumor, either a tufted angioma or kaposiform hemangioendothelioma.

Kawasaki Disease

A serious pediatric illness that causes inflammation of the blood vessels and can damage the coronary arteries of the heart.

Kawasaki Disease Center

Since 1979, Lurie Children's Division of Infectious Diseases has cared for more than 1,600 children with Kawasaki disease. The Center, established in 1998, is internationally known as one of the most active centers of research of the disease.


An inflammation or infection of the cornea of the eye, which is the clear, dome-shaped surface that covers the front of the eye.

Keratosis Pilaris

A benign condition characterized by flesh-colored to slightly red, rough, distinct bumps, usually found on the outer areas of the upper arms, thighs, and cheeks.

Ketogenic Diet Program

Lurie Children’s Ketogenic Diet Program is one of the country’s largest and most comprehensive care programs of its kind.

Kidney Stones

A hard deposit of mineral and acid crystals that sometimes forms inside a kidney, can cause extreme pain while it passes.

Kidney Transplant Program

Lurie Children's Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program has outcomes among the best programs in the country.

Knee Injury Prevention Program (KIPP®)

Lurie Children's Institute for Sports Medicine​ offers the Knee Injury Prevention Program, a neuromuscular training program designed to reduce the risk of ACL injuries among female adolescent athletes.

Knock Knees (Genu Valgum)

When some children stand, run or walk, their knees seem very close together (or even touch each other) and their ankles are further apart.