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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.


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 Diseases

The Division of Kidney Diseases (Nephrology) at Lurie Children’s provides top-ranked care for pediatric kidney diseases and kidney failure.

Kidney Stones

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

Kidney Transplantation 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.

Awards & Accolades

Lurie Children's is proud to be recognized for the following awards, accolades and achievements.

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