Lurie Children’s is one of a handful of institutions in the country – and the first in Illinois – to offer a Pediatric Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) Center of Excellence accredited by the PCD Foundation.
Under the direction of Terri Laguna, MD, MSCS, Division Head of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine and a board-certified pediatric pulmonologist specialized in diagnosing and treating children with PCD, the Center serves as both a referral and care center for children with PCD across the region. The Center provides access to high-quality diagnostic tools and the spectrum of pediatric expertise required to care for children with this genetic disease (pulmonologists, cardiologists, otolaryngologists, neonatologists and pathologists), in addition to support team members with a focus on PCD (respiratory therapists, genetic counselors and nurses).
If your primary care provider suspects your child may have PCD, the pediatric PCD Center at Lurie Children’s can provide an expert diagnosis and treatment plan. We have the diagnostic tools available to make or confirm the diagnosis, and the clinical expertise to care for your child until the transition to adult care.