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Volume 25(7); Jul 1982
Original Articles
Estimation of Fetal Growth by Measurement of Birth Weight for Gestational Age in Newborn.
Ja Young Park, Joong Gon Kim, Keun Lee
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1982;25(7):649-655.   Published online July 31, 1982
Birth weight and gestational age are two important factors in assessing the neonatal mortality and morbidity. We collected the birth weights of 10,242 newborns who were born at Ewha Womans University Hospital from June, 1976 to June, 1981, including birth weight and gestational age. Mean birth weight with standard deviation for each gestational age and fetal growth curve are presented...
A Study of the Liver Biopsies in Infancy and Childhood.
Mea Young Chung, Ki Sup Chung, Chan Il Park, Yoo Bock Lee
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1982;25(7):656-668.   Published online July 31, 1982
To investigate the liver diseases affecting infancy and Childhood and to make a clinicopathologic correlation, a total of 105 liver biopsies were examined and following results were obtained. 1. Of the 105 liver biopsies, 94 cases were available for the study, and the male to female ratio of liver biopsies in infancy and childhood was 1.8 : 1. 2. Of...
A Study of Serum Ferritin Levels in Patients with Acute Infectious Hepatitis.
Jin Choi, Kyung Shin Kim, Woo Gill Lee, Keun Soo Lee
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1982;25(7):669-673.   Published online July 31, 1982
Serum ferritin, iron, and total iron binding capacity were measured in 47 patients who were admitted to Hanyang University Hospital under the diagnosis of acute infectious hepatitis(excluding HBsAg positive patients) from September 1980 to March 1981. At the same time, serum transminase were estimated as indicator of liver function. Then we evaluated the relationship between serum ferritin, iron, and iron...
Normal Growth in the Genitalia of Korean Male Children.
Kwang Chang Doh
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1982;25(7):674-686.   Published online July 31, 1982
An accurate evaluation of the size of the genitalia and its function is mandatory in judging abnormal growth of external genitalia from birth to adolescence as well as adulthood. This study was carried out to establish the standard values of penile and testicular sizes for normal Korean boys. Nine hundred and fifty-four Korean boys from birth to 15 years of...
Anemia in the Metal and Physical Handicapped.
Jeong Sik Min, Chan Il Ahn
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1982;25(7):687-698.   Published online July 31, 1982
Nutrition is thought to be much more important to the handicapped for their growth and development and successful management of their disease because they have much more complexed problems in physical, emotional, familial, and socioeconomic aspects. The authors determined number of erythrocytes and leukocytes, quantity of hemoglobin, hematocrit, reticulocyte, number of platelets for the survey of anemia to evaluate the...
A Clinical Study on Predisposing Factors of Death on Neonatal Tetanus.
Keon Su Rhee, Young Hun Chung
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1982;25(7):699-707.   Published online July 31, 1982
Total 60 cases of the patients of neonatal tetanus were clinically evaluated who were admitted to the department of Pediatrics, Chungnam National University Hospital from Jan. 1976 to Dec. 1980 to identify the predisposing factors of death. The result were as follows; 1) The annual patients were encountered in 12 cases and the over all mortality was 42.9%. 2) Sex...
A Clinical Observation of Intussusception in Infants and Children: Comparing the results of barium enema with that of controlled air insufflation.
Nam Heon Kim, Won A Park, In Ho Kim, Churl Young Chung, Sang Woo Kim
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1982;25(7):708-716.   Published online July 31, 1982
Intussusception which is the mot frequent cause of intestinal obstrucsion in childhood, is the invagination of a segment of the gastrointestinal tract into an adjacent segment. Since 1927, barium enema under fluoscopic guidance has been used widely as a therapeutic method. In 1953, Fiorito and Cuestas reported the use of controlled insufflation of air for diagnosis and treatment of intussusception....
Clinical Observations and Therapeutic Effect of Rifampin in Shigellosis.
B K Kim, S H Shin, Y D Kwon
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1982;25(7):717-722.   Published online July 31, 1982
This paper presents the clinical, bacteriological assement and therapeutic effect of antimicrobial agents on 106 cases of shigellosis in children who had been treated at pediatric department of Keimyung University Medical College and Hospital during the period from January 1978 through June 1980. Following results were obtained 1) 68 cases(86.8%) were between 6 months to 5 years of age. 2)...
Clinical Study of Shigellosis.
Young Gun Kim, Sung Ho Chang, Han Soo Choi, Baek Keun Lim, Jong Soo Kim
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1982;25(7):723-729.   Published online July 31, 1982
Clinical and Bacteriological studies were carried out on 57 cases of infants and children with shigellosis who were cared from January, 1976 to December, 1980 in our hospital. The results were as follows: 1. The age distribution revealed the range between 6 months and 5 years(85% of all) with sex ratio of 30(53%) of male and 27(47%) of female, 1.1:1....
Case Reports
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation in an Infant Born after Abruptio Placentae.
Soon Ung Kang, Jung Hwan Choi, E Boong Kwon, Chong Ku Yun, Kwang Wook Ko, Je G Chi, Chul Woo Kim
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1982;25(7):730-736.   Published online July 31, 1982
Premature separation of the placenta(abruptio placentae), as a serious obstetric complication, has been recognized to be associated with disseminated intravascular coagulation(DIC) in the newborn period. However, pathologic evidence for DIC generally has been lacking or rarely reported. Recently we have experienced one case of DIC in an infant born after abruptio placentae. The infant had suffered from cyanosis, dyspnea and...
A Case of Vertically Transmitted Neonatal Hepatitis B with Pancytopenia.
Young Chang Kim, Jae Oak Park
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1982;25(7):737-742.   Published online July 31, 1982
A newborn infant, who was low-birth weight(1,780gm), showed severe degree of jaundice on second day of life and skin color became dark greenish-yellow and moderate hepatosplenomegaly was noted on physical examination. Results of liver function test & radioimmuniassay for hepatitis B antigen of both infant and mother suggested that neonatal hepatitis B seemed to occure transplacentally during pregnancy from infected...
One Case of 13q-Syndrome.
C O Lee, T H Lee, D W Lee, S J Lee, D.W Lee, D.Y Kang, K.Y Choi, Je G Ghi
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1982;25(7):743-747.   Published online July 31, 1982
13 q-syndrome based on loss of specific band was first described by Bain and Gauld in 1963 and may be transmitted if one parents is translocation carrier. We experienced one case of 13p-syndrome with ercephalocele in newborn diagnosed by clinical feature, chromosomal study and autopsy findings. He had multiple anomalies such as microcephaly, hypertelorism, microphthalmia, absent thumbs, clinodactyly, equinovarus, bifid...
Congenital Chylothorax.
Jong Wie Choi, Do Kwang Yun, Pyung Kil Kim, Kyung Soon Song
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1982;25(7):748-752.   Published online July 31, 1982
Chyle is the digestive product absorbed from intestinal lymphatics which the component have high concentration of triglyceride and protein. The various pathological circumstances which give rise to intrathoracic effusion of chyle are well documented and so the etiology is clearly defined in most instances. However, the occurrence of chylothorax in early infancy, in the absence of other demonstrable diseases and...
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