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Little League Shoulder (Proximal Humeral Epiphysitis)

Irritation and inflammation of the growth plate in the upper arm bone, occurring most often in pitchers and other athletes who do repetitive overhead movements with their arms.

Liver Encephalopathy

A condition in which confusion, mental dullness, drowsiness and even coma can be caused by a failure of the liver to function normally.

Liver Enlargement

Liver enlargement, also known as enlarged liver, or hepatomegaly, is a larger than normal swelling of the liver, and can be caused by many conditions.

Liver Failure

Also called hepatic insufficiency, when the liver can no longer produce bile, filter blood, store vitamins, iron, glucose, break down hemoglobin, insulin, and old red blood cells.

Liver Transplantation Program

Lurie Children's is world renowned for treating children with common to rare liver diseases using holistic plans and experienced surgeons.

Loeys-Dietz Syndrome

A rare genetic disorder of the connective tissue, similar to Marfan Syndrome, affecting blood vessels, bones, joints, ligaments, and muscles, as well as internal organs.

Long QT Syndrome

A disorder causing abnormal heart rhythms, loss of circulation of blood through the heart and loss of consciousness, which can be fatal if not quickly controlled.

Lower Urinary Tract Obstruction (LUTO)

Learn about Lower Urinary Tract Obstruction (LUTO), diagnosis, treatment options, and more here at Lurie Children's.

Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)

A disease characterized by inflammation affecting joints, tendons, other connective tissues, and organs including the heart, lungs, blood vessels, brain, kidneys and skin.

Lurie Children's Little Ones

Lurie Children's Little Ones is a comprehensive program for children ages birth to four years old in the Pritzker Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health. Learn more.

Luteinizing Hormone (LH) Receptor Mutation

Mutations in the LH receptor (LHR) affecting sexual development both males and females.


The swelling of the lymph nodes, found in the underarm, groin, neck, chest, and abdomen, that act as filters for the lymph fluid as it circulates through the body.

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