Our Specialties & Conditions

  • Condition

    Rapid-onset Obesity with Hypothalamic Dysfunction, Hypoventilation & Autonomic Dysregulation (ROHHAD)

    A large weight gain in a short amount of time, accompanied by the dysfunction of the hypothalamus; a very rare disorder.

  • Program

    RASopathy Program

    RASopathies impact numerous body systems, including the cardiovascular, endocrine and nervous systems. The RASopathy Program team at Lurie Children’s helps children and families coordinate appointments with different specialists, both within and outside of Lurie Children’s.

  • Condition

    Receptive & Expressive Language Difficulties

    Indicated by problems understanding what people say, following spoken directions, organizing thoughts, putting words into sentences, or finding the right words.

  • Program

    Reconstructive Microsurgery Program

    Lurie Children’s Reconstructive Microsurgery Program treats deformities resulting from trauma, tumors, burns or congenital conditions.

  • Program

    Reconstructive Urology

    Lurie Children’s nationally ranked Pediatric Reconstructive Urology Program treats congenital abnormalities of the kidney, bladder and genitalia.

  • Condition

    Recurrent Clostridium Difficile

    One of several serious infections commonly transmitted in health care environments, with those most at risk being the elderly, those taking antibiotics, and those immunosuppressed.

  • Condition

    Recurrent Pneumothorax

    Occurring when air gets between the lung and the inside of the chest wall, causing the lung itself to collapse, tending to occur in young adults, especially those tall and thin.

  • Condition

    Refractive Errors

    Conditions which affect vision and may require corrective lenses for correction or improvement, including astigmatism, hyperopia and myopia.

  • Specialty

    Rehabilitative Services

    Lurie Children's specializes in pediatric rehabilitation for children with speech, hearing and movement conditions.

  • Condition

    Repetitive Shoulder Strain Injuries

    An injury caused by a task that is done repeatedly, such as prolonged manual wheelchair use, causing pain and injury of the upper extremities, especially the shoulders.

  • Condition

    Respiratory Distress Syndrome

    Also called Hyaline Membrane Disease, a condition of premature infant lungs due to insufficient surfactant, a substance in the lungs that helps the air sacs stay open.

  • Condition

    Respiratory Failure

    A condition in which the lungs are unable to absorb enough oxygen and expel enough carbon dioxide to maintain the health of the rest of the body’s organs.

  • Condition

    Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), whose symptoms are similar to those of many other common illnesses, infects most children before the age of two. Learn more.

  • Condition

    Retinoblastoma

    Retinoblastoma is a rare eye cancer found in children which tends to run in families. Learn about retinoblastoma symptoms and treatment from Lurie Children's.

  • Condition

    Retinopathy of Prematurity

    A disorder of the blood vessels of the light-sensitive part of the eye, most common in premature babies.

  • Program

    Retinopathy of Prematurity Program

    Lurie Children’s provides world-class treatment and care for a full range of pediatric eye disorders, including Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP). In addition to treating and managing care for babies with ROP, the division is committed to advancing care through research. Learn more.

  • Condition

    Retractile Testes

    A testicle that moves in and out of the scrotum, instead of resting in the scrotum at all times.

  • Condition

    Rhabdomyosarcoma

    Rhabdomyosarcoma is a cancerous tumor in the soft tissues of the body. Learn more.

  • Specialty

    Rheumatology

    Lurie Children's Division of Rheumatology provides state-of-the-art diagnoses and care for children who have been diagnosed with rheumatic conditions.

  • Condition

    Rib Lesions

    Rare structural changes in the ribs arising from several causes including congenital bone dysplasia, an acquired metabolic disease, trauma, infection, or tumors.

  • Condition

    Rickets

    Also called osteomalacia, rachitis, a condition in which bones become soft or deformed due to lack of calcium and phosphorus, caused by a deficiency of vitamin D.

  • Condition

    Ringworm

    A common childhood fungal infection causing scaly and ring-shaped lesions on the skin with a central clearing and raised edges.

  • Program

    Robotic Surgery Program

    Lurie Children's is one of the only pediatric centers in the world that is home to a comprehensive robotic surgery program using the latest Intuitive Da Vinci surgical system. Learn more.

  • Condition

    Rotator Cuff Tendinitis

    Inflammation or irritation in the tendons of the shoulder joint, rare in children and adolescents.

  • Condition

    Rotavirus

    Rotavirus is a virus that causes diarrhea; the most common cause of infectious diarrhea in the United States especially in kids younger than two years old.

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