Pediatric GI Diseases & Conditions We Treat | Lurie Children's

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Gastrointestinal (GI) & Nutritional Conditions We Treat

We take specialized and evidence-based approaches to diagnosing and treating disorders that affect digestion and nutrition. The following is a list of many conditions we treat.

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Celiac Disease

Also called celiac sprue or gluten sensitive enteropathy, a sensitivity to gluten, a protein found in all forms of wheat, oats, barley and rye.

Cholestasis

A condition in which bile is not properly transported from the liver to the small intestine, which can be caused by several childhood diseases.

Colic

A problem affecting some babies during the first three to four months of life; prolonged or excessive crying in an infant who is otherwise well.

Constipation

A decrease in frequency of bowel movements compared to a child's usual pattern, bowel movements that are difficult or painful to push out, stools that irritate or tear the anus.

Crohn's Disease

A chronic inflammatory bowel disease usually involving the small intestine, most often the lower part called the ileum. Also called ileitis or enteritis.

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.