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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

Kawasaki disease is A serious pediatric illness that causes inflammation of the blood vessels and can damage the coronary arteries of the heart. Learn more.

Kawasaki Disease Center

The Center for Kawasaki Disease at Lurie Children's is internationally known as one of the most active centers for clinical, educational and research programs.


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


What Is Keratoconus? Keratoconus is a rare, progressive disorder of the cornea (the clear, front part of the eye) that causes thinning, steepening, high astigmatism, and can lead to scarring and permanent vision loss. What Causes Keratoconus? Keratoconus can be caused by excessive eye rubbing. Treating underlying causes of eye itching and...

Keratosis Pilaris

Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition that causes small bumps on the skin. It is harmless and is treated with a variety of over-the-counter medications.

Ketogenic Diet Program

Learn how a keto diet can help control childhood epilepsy and seizures, and why the Lurie children's Ketogenic Diet Program one of the best 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. Learn more today about how we can help.

Klinefelter Syndrome Program

The Klinefelter Syndrome Program (also referred to as 47,XXY) offers interdisciplinary care spanning from prenatal consultation to young adulthood. Learn more.

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.