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Crossed-Eyes (Strabismus)

A condition in which the eyes are crossed.

Cutis Laxa

A rare genetic disorder of the connective tissues of the body causing the skin to lose its elasticity and sag. May also affect internal organs, including the blood vessels, heart and lungs.

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome

Characterized by recurrent spells of severe nausea and intense vomiting, a common disorder affecting many children today, usually between the ages of three and seven.

Cystic Fibrosis

A genetic disease that causes the body to make thick, sticky mucus. In the lungs, causes infections and loss of function. In the pancreas, keeps enzymes from digesting food.

Cystic Fibrosis Center

Lurie Children's has the largest accredited treatment center in Illinois committed to customized treatment of cystic fibrosis in children.

Cystic Fibrosis Genetic Carrier Testing for Parents

Medical technology now offers information about the future health of individuals and can be used to detect cystic fibrosis.


A condition in which cystine builds up and forms crystals in the cells. These crystals cause damage in many organs and tissues, especially the kidneys and the eyes.

Cysts & Tumors of the Face & Jaws

Cysts (fluid-filled sacs) and tumors (lumps of tissue) cause swelling, pain and tenderness. Sometimes discovered on dental x-rays and others on examination.