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Bladder Function Improvement Training (BFIT) Program

The BFIT program at Lurie Children's is a comprehensive approach to managing dysfunctional urinating and nighttime wetting.

Bladder Stones (Calculi)

Deposits of minerals such as calcium and magnesium that crystallize, sometimes causing severe pain in the lower abdomen and back, difficult or frequent urination, blood in the urine, and fever.

Bladder and Cloacal Exstrophy Program

Combining the expertise of multiple surgeons with extensive experience in complex reconstructive genitourinary surgery provides a unique approach to tackle bladder and cloacal exstrophy.


An inflammation of the eyelids, an uncomfortable condition involving redness and scaling of the edges of the eyelids, and burning of the eyes.

Blistering Skin Disorders

Also called vesicles or bullae, small patches of separated skin layers, with fluid between them, most commonly caused by friction. Can also be reaction to heat, chemical, and allergic reaction.

Blocked Tear Ducts

When the openings into the nasolacrimal duct have not formed properly, causing tears to pool in baby's eye, drain down the eyelid and cheek, or cause mucus or yellowish discharge.

Blood in the Eye (Hyphema)

Usually caused by blood in the anterior chamber, which is the front section of the eye's interior where fluid flows in and out, providing nourishment to the eye and surrounding tissues.

Bone Health Program

Lurie Children’s Bone Health Program is the only comprehensive, multidisciplinary pediatric bone health program in a free-standing children’s hospital in Illinois, treating children and adolescents.

Bone Marrow Failure

Occurring when the marrow ceases to produce enough white blood cells to fight infection, platelets to stop bleeding, and red blood cells to provide oxygen to the body.

Bone-Anchored Hearing Device

The bone-anchored hearing device (BAHA, for its original name, the bone-anchored hearing aid) is an implant system for children and adults who have conductive (middle ear) hearing loss and cannot be successfully fit with hearing aids.


Disease caused by a nerve toxin formed from a germ called Clostridium botulinum, which is found in soil, characterized differently by its means of exposure.

Bowed Legs (Genu Varum)

Outward curve of the legs when sitting, standing or walking; normal in the first 12 months of life; occasionally due to abnormality of the growth plate at the top of the shinbone, or infection.

Awards & Accolades

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

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