Our Specialties & Conditions

  • Condition

    Nager Syndrome

    A rare genetic condition causing physical abnormalities, most commonly in the face, hands, and arms. Small or missing thumbs are a usual feature of this syndrome.

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    Narcolepsy

    A sleep condition affecting 1 in 2,000 people, characterized by inappropriate sleep patterns and excessive – at times irresistible – daytime sleepiness.

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    Nasal & Jaw Deformities

    Genetic conditions resulting in malformations of the face, head and jaw, in some cases only cosmetic, in other cases affecting breathing, eating, hearing and vision.

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    Nasal Fracture (Broken Nose)

    Possible signs of nasal fracture (broken nose) include bruising of the nose and under the eyes, nosebleeds after injury, swelling of the nose or a crooked appearance of the nose. Learn more.

  • Condition

    Natal Teeth

    What are Natal Teeth? Natal teeth, also known as prenatal teeth, are teeth present in a baby's mouth at birth. Natal teeth are very rare, occurring in only about 1 in 2,000 to 3,000 newborns. These teeth usually appear on the lower front gums, where the central incisors (the middle two front teeth) would typically erupt later. What Causes Natal...

  • Condition

    Navicular Stress Fracture

    An overuse injury of one of the bones in the midfoot, resulting from too much repetitive stress placed on a bone, causing swelling, weakening and cracking.

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    Neck Abscess

    A mass of pus (yellowish-white fluid filled with dead white blood cells) from an infection that collects in spaces between the structures of the neck.

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    Necrotizing Enterocolitis

    A serious intestinal illness in babies, involving damage to intestinal tissues, which can lead to a hole in the intestines, allowing bacteria in the intestine to leak into the abdomen.

  • Program

    Neonatal Cardiac Surgery

    Neonatal cardiac surgery is heart surgery performed on newborn children to repair congenital heart defects. Learn more about our experts and procedures.

  • Condition

    Neonatal Hemochromatosis

    A serious and usually fatal condition in which fetuses and infants under one month accumulate iron in the liver and other tissues, typically resulting in liver failure.

  • Condition

    Neonatal Sepsis

    A blood infection common in preterm, low-birth-weight babies, can be caused by bacteria or virus, commonly Group B streptococcus but most dangerously by E. coli.

  • Specialty

    Neonatology

    The Division of Neonatology at Lurie Children's has a top-ranked Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for critically ill newborns. Learn more.

  • Specialty

    Nephrology (Kidney Diseases)

    The Division of Pediatric Nephrology at Lurie Children's provides top-ranked care for pediatric kidney diseases and kidney failure. Learn more here.

  • Condition

    Nephrosis

    A group of symptoms affecting both kidneys, usually with no obvious cause, indicated by high albumin in the urine, high blood cholesterol and fluid retention throughout the body.

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    Neuroblastoma

    A cancerous tumor beginning in nerve tissue of infants and very young children, rare in children older than 10-years-old, but occasionally occurring in adults.

  • Program

    Neurocritical Care Program

    Lurie Children's Neurocritical Care Program includes physicians, nurses and scientists from Neurology, Critical Care, Neurosurgery, Medical Psychology, Neuroradiology, and Rehabilitation, treating infants and children with brain injuries.

  • Condition

    Neurofibromatosis

    An inherited condition characterized by benign tumors in the cells surrounding nerves, occurring in two types: Type 1 found in younger children, and Type 2 in the older child.

  • Program

    Neurofibromatosis Program

    Lurie Children's Neurofibromatosis Program brings together a team of ophthalmologists, orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons and oncologists, seeing more than 300 patients with neurofibromatosis a year.

  • Condition

    Neurogenic Bladder

    A complex condition in which the nerves and muscles of the bladder can’t work together, preventing the bladder and sphincter muscles from functioning properly.

  • Treatment

    Neuroimaging

    State-of-the-art neuroimaging includes computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and advanced neuroimaging techniques such functional MRI (fMRI).

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    Neurointerventional Radiology

    Pediatric Neurointerventional Radiology refers to diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for the brain, spine, head, and neck. Learn more at Lurie Children's.

  • Program

    Neurointestinal and Motility Program

    The pediatric motility specialists at our Neurointestinal and Motility Program provide comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and treatment for motility disorders.

  • Condition

    Neurologic Disorders & Injuries

    Any structural, chemical or electrical disturbances in the central nervous system can result in weakness, paralysis, lack of coordination or sensation, confusion or pain.

  • Specialty

    Neurology

    Lurie Children's pediatric neurology ranks nationally for the advanced treatment of neurological conditions in children. Learn more about our expert care here.

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    Neuromodulation Clinic (VNS & RNS)

    The Neuromodulation Clinic (VNS & RNS) at Lurie Children’s focuses on alternative surgical intervention, including Vagal Nerve Stimulation and Responsive Neurostimulation.

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    Neuromuscular Disorders

    Conditions affecting control of voluntary muscles, especially those of the legs and arms, affecting a child’s crawling, walking, head and neck control, breathing and swallowing.

  • Program

    Neuromuscular Program

    Lurie Children’s Mazza Foundation Neuromuscular Program provides specialized care to families and children with medically challenging neuromuscular conditions and advances research to find new therapies.

  • Treatment

    Neuromuscular Rehabilitation & Therapy

    Lurie Children's Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Services are part of the multidisciplinary Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Program, currently the only MDA clinic in the Chicago area focusing solely on pediatrics.

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    Neuropathy

    Neuropathy describes several diseases of, damage to, or malfunctions of the nervous system.

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    Neuropsychiatry Program

    Lurie Children’s Neuropsychiatry Program serves patients with neurologic disorders such as seizures, tumors, brain injury and cerebral palsy.

  • Specialty

    Neurosurgery

    Lurie Children's is nationally ranked in pediatric neurosurgery for the advanced treatment of neurologic conditions in children. Learn more here.

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    Neurovascular Disease and Stroke Program

    The Neurovascular Disease and Stroke Program provides comprehensive treatments and services in all areas of neurovascular care for patients ranging in age from infancy through adulthood.

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    Neuro​psychology Testing

    Neuropsychology (ne​uropsych) testing evaluates a patient’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses. Read more.

  • Condition

    Neutropenia

    Neutropenia in children is a condition in which the body does not have enough neutrophils — a type of white blood cell that helps fight bacterial infections.

  • Condition

    Nevi

    Plural of nevus, a skin marking present at birth or appearing within a few weeks of birth, occurring anywhere and very common in infants. Most are harmless.

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    Nevus Simplex

    A type of capillary malformation when the small blood vessels are larger than normal, and since capillaries are close to the surface of the skin, the area appears more pink or red.

  • Program

    New Onset Epilepsy Clinic

    The New Onset Epilepsy Clinic at Lurie Children’s addresses the need for prompt appointments for children who have had their first seizure or a new diagnosis of epilepsy.

  • Treatment

    Newborn Screening for Cystic Fibrosis

    Working with the State of Illinois and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Lurie Children’s offers rapid testing, counseling and initiation of care for infants with positive newborn screening tests.

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    NICU-Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program

    The NICU-Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program (NCNP) at Lurie Children's evaluates and cares for children from birth to adulthood. Learn more.

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    NICU-Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program: Child & Adolescent Clinic

    Lurie Children's NICU-Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program: Child & Adolescent Clinic is one of only a few programs nationwide providing care for infants and young children through the Neonatal and Cardiac Intensive Care Follow-Up Clinic and to school-age.

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    NICU-Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program: Early Childhood Clinic

    Lurie Children’s NICU-Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program: Early Childhood Clinic is a developmental follow-up service, supporting your child’s development from infancy through preschool.

  • Condition

    Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis

    A more severe condition of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease that adds inflammation and scarring to a fatty liver and can lead to liver cirrhosis.

  • Program

    Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (Fatty Liver Disease) Program

    Lurie Children's Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis Program's team of liver specialists, a registered dietitian, nurses and a social worker conducts laboratory and clinical research projects to help promote patient care and better educate families.

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    Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

    A cancer in the lymphatic system, including three types: Lymphoblastic non-Hodgkin, Burkitt or non-Burkitt, and Large cell or non-Hodgkin lymphoma

  • Condition

    Noonan Syndrome

    What is Noonan Syndrome? Noonan syndrome is a genetic condition that is part of a larger group of conditions called RASopathies . RASopathies arise when something goes wrong in a pathway involved in the way the cells of our bodies communicate the information they need to function properly. Since the cells of our bodies make up our tissues, organs...

  • Condition

    Noonan Syndrome with Multiple Lentigines

    What is Noonan Syndrome with Multiple Lentigines? Noonan syndrome with multiple lentigines (NSML) is a genetic condition that is part of a larger group of conditions called RASopathies . RASopathies arise when something goes wrong in a pathway involved in the way the cells of our bodies communicate the information they need to function properly....

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    Norovirus

    Norovirus is a contagious virus that causes vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, stomach cramps and other symptoms. Learn more.

  • Condition

    Nosebleed

    Bleeding from the nose; a common occurrence in young children.

  • Treatment

    Nuclear Medicine

    Nuclear medicine scans u​se tiny amounts of radioactive materials (isotopes), a special camera and a computer to create images from various parts of the body.

  • Specialty

    Nutrition

    The Department of Clinical Nutrition’s dietitians provide a wide range of services for patients of all ages, including assessment, developing care plans, monitoring and education.

  • Condition

    Nystagmus

    Nystagmus is involuntary eye movements that make the eyes look like they are shaking. Learn more.

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