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Vomiting

A reflex that often causes the contents of the stomach to come out of the mouth, caused by a variety of problems such as viruses.

von Willebrand Disease

The most common inherited bleeding disorder, in which a protein in the blood that aids clotting is defective or missing.

Warts

Harmless skin growths caused by a virus that can grow on any part of the body.

Webbed Penis

A condition, either present at birth or occasionally as a complication of circumcision, in which scrotum skin is attached too high on the underside of the penile shaft.

Wellness & Weight Management Program

Lurie Children’s provides compassionate and comprehensive care for children and teenagers who are overweight and want to make healthy lifestyle changes.

Williams Syndrome

Williams syndrome is a genetic condition that impacts many different body systems, although the symptoms, medical concerns and their severity vary widely. Learn more.

Wilms Tumor

Also called nephroblastoma, a cancerous tumor originating in the cells of the kidney.

Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome (WAS)

An extremely rare condition typified by the presence of eczema, thrombocytopenia (low number of blood platelets) and immune deficiency (causing severe infections).

Wound Healing Disorders

Wounds — breaking the skin surface — can be caused by many things, from accidents to surgeries, but the body’s process of healing is common to all.

Wound, Ostomy, Gastrostomy & Cecostomy Tube Care

Lurie Children’s has a team of advanced practiced nurses (APNs) all certified in wound and ostomy care.

X-linked Lymphoproliferative Disease (XLP)

An extremely rare disorder of the immune system showing itself with infectious mononucleosis, dysgammaglobulinemia (abnormal levels of certain antibodies), and lymphoma.

X-linked Severe Combined Immunodeficiency 1 (SCID-X1)

A rare inherited disease in boy babies in which the body’s cells that fight off infection from certain bacteria, viruses and fungi are lacking or defective.