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Volume 28(11); Nov 1985
Original Articles
Clinical Observation of Acute Viral Hepatitis in Childhood.
Byung Hak Lim, Ki Ho Jang, Sang Geel Lee, Im Ju Kang
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1985;28(11):1057-1065.   Published online November 30, 1985
A clinical observation has been made on 127 cases who were admitted to the department of pediatrics, Fatima Hospital, Taegu, from January 1983 to June 1984 and following results was obtained. 1)Ratio of male to female cases was 3 : 1. 2)On admission, anorexia, nausea, fever and jaundice were significantly more common in HBsAg negative group but skin rash was more...
Effects of Antenatal Indomethacin on Neonate.
Ja Ye Kim, Seung Joo Lee, Keun Lee
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1985;28(11):1066-1072.   Published online November 30, 1985
Prostaglandins play an important role in mediating uterine contractions and thus may also be involved in the triggering of premature labor and spontaneous abortion. Consequently inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis has been suggested as a potential means of inhibiting premature labor. There are many controlled studies which have described the use of indomethacin for inhibition of premature labor with success. But...
A Study on Methacholine Challenge Test in Asthmatic Children.
Yong Gab Kwon, Ki Young Lee
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1985;28(11):1073-1081.   Published online November 30, 1985
A diagnosis of asthma is most confidently made by actually exposing the patient to the suspected allergen (by either inhalation or ingestion) and evoking the allergic response. Several methods are known for these kinds of provocation test for the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of asthma and one of the widely-used such test is methacholine challenge test which utilized the fact...
Clinical Studies of Brain Tumors in Children.
In Hee Park, Han Young Lee, Jeh Hoon Shin, In Joon Seol, Woo Gill Lee, Hang Lee
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1985;28(11):1082-1088.   Published online November 30, 1985
During a period of 116/12 years, from July, 1974 to December, 1984, 44 cases under 15 years of age with brain tumors were observed at department of pediatrics and neurosurgery at Hanyang University Hospital. The results were as follows: 1)The peak incidence of age was observed in the children from 5 to 10 years (38.6%). The sex ratio of male to...
A Clinical Study on Reye Syndrome.
Yong Hae Lee, Jong Chul Yu, Jun Taek Park, Chang Hee Choi
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1985;28(11):1089-1096.   Published online November 30, 1985
Fifty-five cases of Reye’s syndrome, diagnosed during the period of October 1 st, 1980-September 31st, 1984 at the Pediatric of Seoul Adventist Hospital, were studied on the clinical features and laboratory finding. The following results were obtained; 1)There was no much indifference in annual incidence but highest incidence was showed September by 9 cases (16.4%). 2)The sex ratio of male to...
Clinical Observation of 44 Cases of Kawasaki Disease.
K H Chang, B H Lim, H J Suh, I J Kang
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1985;28(11):1097-1103.   Published online November 30, 1985
44 Cases of Kawasaki Disease in children who were admitted to department of pediatrics of Fatima Hospital, Daegu, Kore, from January 1980 to June 1984 were analysed and following results were obtained. 1)Most cases (79.5%) were under the 2 years of age. 2)The sex ratio of male to female was 2.5:1. 3)The main clinical symptoms observed were fever over 5...
A Clinical Study of Intussusception in Infants And Children.
Dong Youl Lee, Woan Chul Suh, Hee Ju Kim, Jae Sun Jung, Sung Ill Ahn
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1985;28(11):1104-1111.   Published online November 30, 1985
The authors obtained the following results on a clinical observation of 79 cases of intussusception who admitted to Ped. Department of Seoul Eul-Ji Hospital for 38 months from May 1981 to June 1981 to June 1984. Its characteristic results were as follows: 1)In age incidence, 80% of cases were under 1 year of age, and male to female ratio female ratio...
Clinical Studies on 10 Cases of Rhabdomyosarcoma in Children.
Wan Soeb Kim, Myung Ho Cho, Young Suk Jang, Myung Ho Lee
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1985;28(11):1112-1117.   Published online November 30, 1985
Clinical records of 10 children under 15 years of age with rhabdomyosarcoma confirmed histopathologically were retrospectively during last 8 years from 1973 through 1981 at Presbyterian Medical Center in Jeon-ju. Age range was from 8 months to 12 years of age, and there was no difference in sexes.The most frequent primary site of rhabdomyosarcoma was head and neck area (5 cases...
Case Reports
A Case of Dilated Cardiomyopathy.
J S Kim, U P Chung, H S Kim, T C Kwon, C M Kang
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1985;28(11):1118-1124.   Published online November 30, 1985
Dilated cardiomyopathy which is a relatively rare heart disease of unknown origin is characterized by massive cardiomegaly as a result of the extensive dilatation of the ventricles. The authors experienced a case of dilated cardiomyopathy in a 5 year old male who expired suddenly in 5 weeks after onset. The autopsy was performed. The autopsy findings showed markedly enlarged left...
A Case of Genetic Skeletal Dysplasias.
Jeh Hoon Sin
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1985;28(11):1125-1129.   Published online November 30, 1985
Genetic skeletal dysplasias(osteochondrodysplasias) are a heterogenous group of conditions characterized by disordered growth of the various components of the skeleton, leading to disproportionate short status, deformity, or other structural and functional abnormalities of individual skeletal elements. Author experienced a case of the genetic skeletal dysplasia newborn who was born in Dong Bu City Hospital.
A Case of Kocher-Debre-Semelaigne Syndrome.
Saeng Gu Cho, Song Tae Kim, Young Youn Choi, Tai Ju Hwang
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1985;28(11):1130-1135.   Published online November 30, 1985
The authors experienced a 9-year-old male patient with Kocher-Decre-Semelaigne syndrome, hypothyroidism with generalized muscular hypertrophy. He was admitted with puffy face, abdominal distension, retarded growth, mental retardation, generalized muscular hypertrophy and hypertonia. Thyroid function test revealed hypofunction and thyroid gland was not visualized by 99raTc scintiscan. The stigmas of hypothyroidism and the muscular hypertrophy disappeared promptly after synthyroid replacement. Muscular biopsy...
A Case of Primary Mucinous Adenocarcinoma of the Colon in Children.
Chi Ho Yoon, Kyung Ae Lee, Jung Mo Ryu, Soon Hee Choi, Kyu Geun Cho
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1985;28(11):1136-1140.   Published online November 30, 1985
Malignant diseases of tte colon are rare during childhood. The etiology of disesaes has not not been clearly defined, but diet, exposure to farm chemical, carcinogens, bile acid, clostria, and genetic factors are associated with large bowel cancer. 50% of the adenocarcinoma in children are of the mucin producing variety. The prognosis of childhood cancer of the colon is very poor,...
A Case of Preleukemia Presenting as Aplastic Anemia.
Dong Hee Oh, Sei Hee Choi, Baek Keun Lim, Jong Soo Kim
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1985;28(11):1141-1146.   Published online November 30, 1985
We experienced a case of preleukemia of 8-year-old male child, whose initial diagnosis was aplastic anemia, but 2 months later, acute lymphocytic leukemia was developed. So, we concluded that the initial state presenting as aplastic anemia had been prelekemia. Literatures were briefly reviewed.
One Case of Infantile Nephrotic Syndrome.
Byung Hak Lim, Ki Ho Jang, Sang Geel Lee, Im Ju Kang, Sae Kwang Moon
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1985;28(11):1147-1152.   Published online November 30, 1985
We report our experience with a four-month old male infant suffering from nephrotic synrome who developed generalized edema, subsequently associated with progressive uremia. His delivery was uneventful with no history of familiar renal disease. Conservative therapy was started but he expired 26 days after admission. Mesangial sclerotic changes (90% of all glomeruli) with mild compensatory tubular dilatation on the necropsy...
Three Cases of Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia.
Sung In Baek, Myung Chul Hyun, Haeng Mi Kim, Kun Soo Lee, Doo Hong Ahn, Hyo Jin Chun, Jay Sik Kim
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1985;28(11):1153-1157.   Published online November 30, 1985
We experienced 3 cases of Glanzmann' s thrombasthenia of 2 year-old boy, 4 year-old boy, and 5 year-old girlt who represented with frequent epistaxis and petechia. The later two of them are brother and sister.Laboratory findings were characterized by normal platelet counts, markedly diminished clot retraction, prolonged bleeding time, positive Rumpel-Leede test, abnormal platelet adhesion to glass, and complete failure...
Childhood Bronchial Mycoepidermoid Tumor a Case Report and Review of the Literature.
B Ahn, H D Cha, Y D Kwon, C M Kang
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1985;28(11):1158-1162.   Published online November 30, 1985
Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the bronchus in a 13-years-old boy was presented. The case was diagnosed by bronchoscopic examination and with the findings of light microscopy. There was no evidence of metastasis and tumor was completely removed by mid and lower lobectomy. Mucoepidermoid carcinoma is a very rare tumor especially in children arising from the bronchial gland.
Asplenia Syndrome
Kwang Wook Ko, Je Geun Chi
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1985;28(11):1163-1163.   Published online November 30, 1985
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