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Aortopathy (Dilated Root & Abnormalities of the Aorta)

Any disease of the aorta, the main artery taking oxygenated blood from the left side of the heart to the arteries of all limbs and organs.

Apophysitis of the Pelvis/Hip

Irritation or inflammation of a growth plate, which provides a point for a muscle to attach to bone, most commonly affecting adolescents.


An infection or inflammation of the appendix, a pinkie-sized organ at the junction of the small and large intestines.

Aromatase Deficiency

A hormone imbalance in a fetus where the female hormone estrogen is reduced and the male sex hormone testosterone is increased.

Arrhythmias & Electrophysiology

An abnormal rhythm of the heart resulting from damage to any part of the heart's electrical system.

Arterial Tortuosity Syndrome

A rare disease affecting the connective tissue of the body, causing abnormal twists and turns in the arteries.

Arteriovenous Malformations

Abnormal masses of blood vessels that develop while an unborn baby is growing inside the mother’s uterus.


A syndrome of multiple joint contractures and webbing caused by decreased movement in utero.


A fluid build-up in the abdominal cavity.


Asthma is common chronic illness in children, with symptoms such as cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, and more. Learn more about children's asthma.

Asthma Program

Lurie Children’s Asthma Program treats more kids with asthma than any other area hospital or medical center. Learn more about available treatment options.


An abnormal performance of voluntary acts, especially abnormal walking.

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