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Volume 30(3); Mar 1987
Original Articles
The Evaluation for the Immunotherapy to Bronchial Asthmatics.
Jung Woo Shin
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1987;30(3):247-252.   Published online March 31, 1987
The changes of skin-test reactivities, total and specific serum IgE levels, and peripheral eosinophil counts were observed periodically in 20 bronchial asthmatics. The immunotherapy was performed with the Specific desensitization Vaccine(Bencard), i. e. mixture of multiple allergens specific for each patients, and scheduled reach the maintenance doses within 6 months. The skin-test reactivity index, i. e. the ratio of the average diameter of the wheal...
Comparison of C3 and C4 in Umbilical Blood and with those in Maternal Sera.
Bong Joon Chung, Jong Woo Shin
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1987;30(3):253-258.   Published online March 31, 1987
To assess the fetal development of the complement system, C3 and C4 in umbilical arterial and venous blood were measured, and compared with those in maternal sera. Moreover, C3 and C4 in maternal sera were compared with those in normal adult women’s sera. The results were as following: 1) The difference of mean C3 and C4 between neonatal umbilical arterial and venous blood was not...
A Clinical Observation on Failure to Thrive.
Yung Tak Lim, Chan young Kim
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1987;30(3):259-265.   Published online March 31, 1987
A clinical study was performed on 83 cases of infant and child with failure to thrive who had admitted or visited to Department of Pediatrics, Pusan National University Hospital during the period of 6 years from January 1980 to December 1985. The results'were as follows; 1) Failure to thrive was the most common in the age group of under 12 months old (62.5%) and sex...
Present Status and Problems of Weaning.
Hong Kee Pang, Kyoung Hee Kim, Jae Ock Park, Sang Jhoo Lee
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1987;30(3):266-274.   Published online March 31, 1987
This study was conducted to find out the present status and problems of weaning in Korea through the 200 infants who visited Maternal-Child Health Center, Soon Chun Hyang University from Nov. 85 to June 86. The result and problems obtained from the study are summarized as follows: 1) Most of the infants were under 12 month of age(86.5%). 2) Most of the fathers belonged to 30-39...
Diagnosis of Patent Ductus Arteriosus by Pulsed Doppler Echocardiography; Sensitivity and Specificity.
In Youl Ma, Jin Gon Jun, Jeong Ok Hah
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1987;30(3):275-280.   Published online March 31, 1987
For the determination of the sensitivity and specificity of pulsed Doppler echocardiographic (PDE) diagnosis of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), we evaluated 108 children with congenital heart disease by suprasternal and parasternal approaches. PDA was diagnosed when continuous turbulent flow(CTF) or PDA jet flow was recorded in main pulmonary artery (MPA) by parasternal approach and when reverse diastolic flow(RDF) was detected in descending aorta and no...
Clinical Study on the Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome.
Sejung Sohn, Soon Ung Kang, Chung Il Noh, Jung Yun Choi, Yong Soo Yun, Chang Yee Hong, Dug Ha Kim, Jong Lin Rhi
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1987;30(3):281-290.   Published online March 31, 1987
A clinical observation was made on 12 cases of the hypoplastic right heart syndrome who were admitted to the department of Pediatrics, Seoul National University Hospital from January 1978 to May 1986. The -results were as follows; 1) The ratio of female to male was 1:1 and, according to the anatomic classification by Khoury, 6 cases were in type 1, 4 cases in type II...
A Clinical Analysis of 33 Cases of Congenital Samll Intestinal Atresia.
Hyo Sin Kim, He Jin Im, Ock Seung Jeong, Son Sang Seo, Jung Woo Yang
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1987;30(3):291-296.   Published online March 31, 1987
A clinical study was done on 33 cases of congenital small intestinal atresia at II Sin Christian Hospital between Jan. 1979 and Dec. 1985. The following results were obtained: 1) The incidence of congenital small intestinal atresia was 1: 1509 live births and sex ratio was 1. 2: 1, male: female which was the same as the overall hospital distribution. 2) Birth weight was less than 2,500...
Clinical Studies on Febrile Convulsion in Children.
Kang Ho Kim, In Kwyu Park, Young Bong Park, Jin Heon Kim, Chang Soo Ra
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1987;30(3):297-304.   Published online March 31, 1987
We have analyzed the clinical and laboratory findings of 204 patients with febrile convulsion, who were admitted to the Department of Pediatrics, Chosun University Hospital from Jan. 1976 to Dec. 1985. The results obtained were as follows: 1) In sex distribution, the boys(65.6%) outnumbered the girls(34.4%) and the ratio was 1.9:1. 2) 78.9% of the patients with febrile convulsion were from 6 months to under 4 years...
Case Reports
A Case of Thin Basement Membrane Nephropathy.
Byung Soo Cho, Chang Il Ahn, Hyun Soon Lee
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1987;30(3):305-308.   Published online March 31, 1987
Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Seoul National University Basement membrane nephropathy is regarded as a separate disease entity recently by many authors. We have experienced a case of Thin Basement Membrane Nephropathy in a 4 years old female patient. The Glomerular Basement Membrane is thinned out measuring 1,000 A to 1,400 A. thickness having smooth inner and outer contour. In addition to the...
A Case of "Cri-du-Chat" Syndrome.
Hye Lyung Baik, Gui Sook Choi, Joon Cho, Moon Soo Park, Jin Keum Chang, Sung Woo Shin, Shin Yong Moon
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1987;30(3):309-313.   Published online March 31, 1987
A case of Cri-du-Chat syndrome was presented which was characterized by typical cat cry, staring gaze and other common deletion syndrome. The karyotype of it was proved to be 46, XY, (5p_) and a brief review was added for this case.
A Case of Distal Type of Renal Acidosis.
Han young Jeong, Soon Yol Whang, Sung Won Kim, Kyung Tae Kim, Kil Hyun Kim
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1987;30(3):314-319.   Published online March 31, 1987
A 5 years old girl was admitted to Ped. Dept, of St. Benedict Hospital due to pneumonia, gait disability and knock knee. Physical examination on admission showed a picture of full blown rickets such as poor development, waddling gait, knock knee, widening of both wrists, rachitic rosary and compatible X-ray picture. IVP showed bilateral nephrocalcinosis with normal excretory function. Laboratory data showed hypematremin, hyperchloremia,...
3 Cases of Congenital Hypothyroidism.
Chul Hwan Park, Moo Young Oh, Tae Gyu Hwang, Soon Yong Lee, Yeon Soon Kim
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1987;30(3):320-326.   Published online March 31, 1987
We observed 3 cases of congenital hypothyroidism. A 43-day-old girl, a 372-month-old boy and a 5-year-old girl were presented. The causes were thyroid agenesis of case I, defective TSH receptor (suspect) of case II and undetermined in case III respectively. The diagnosis was made by clinical manifestations, thyroid function test, A brief review of literatures was made.
A Cases of Retroperitoneal Immature Teratoma(Grade III).
A Ellen Kim, Hee Ju Kim, Jae Sun Jung, Sung Ill Ahn, Hye Kyung Lee, Je Geun Chi
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1987;30(3):327-334.   Published online March 31, 1987
Je Geun Chi, M.D. Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea We herein presented a case of retroperitoneal immature teratoma in a 4 month-old boy who had a huge intra abdominal mass with hypertension, sweating and loose stool. The pre-op diagnosis as well as a post-op diagnosis was a intrarenal mass (R/0 Wilms' tumor) which was later confirmed to be a...
A Case of Letterer-Siwe Disease.
Suh Hong Ha, Jeong Sil Han, Sung Won Kim, Kyung Tae Kim, Kil Hyun Kim, Chung Hee Chi
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1987;30(3):335-341.   Published online March 31, 1987
Letterer-Siwe disease is a variant of Histiocytosis X and characterized by onset in infancy, hepatosplenomegaly, lymphadenopathy, bleeding tendency, hypochromic anemia, fever, localized bone defect and fatal outcome. The diagnosis was confirmed by clinical symptoms, laboratory datas, histopathologic and radiologic findings. We experienced a case which was treated by single prednisolone method and resulted to good response. A brief review of literature was made.
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