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Volume 30(8); Aug 1987
Original Articles
Zinc and Copper Contents in Infant Formula.
Ji Tae Choung, Hyun Keum Lee
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1987;30(8):831-836.   Published online August 31, 1987
In 22 samples of infant formula, marketed in Korea, from Apr. 1986 to Oct. 1986, trace elements especially Zn and Cu levels were examined by Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer. The results were as follows; 1) B-milk, zinc supplemented, contained Zn 863.23 ±50.52 ㎍/100 g, there were no relations with manufacturing date. 2) A-milk and C-milk contained variable levels from absent to 641.19 ㎍/100 g in Zn, 20.02㎍/100g in...
Clinical Study of 12 Cases of Korean Hemorrhagic Fever in Childhood.
Dae Kyung Ko, Keyun Haeung Cho, Ji Tae Choung, Pyung Hwa Choe
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1987;30(8):837-845.   Published online August 31, 1987
Korean hemorrhagic fever (KHF) is an acute, rodent-bom, viral illness (Hantaanvirus) which is characterized by widespread abnormalities of blood vessels, chiefly arterioles and capillaries. The vascular abnormaliteis lead to impairment of function in a number of organs with resulting bleeding tendency and renal failure. KHF was recognized for the first time in Korea in 1951. In recnt years the disease has invaded the southern parts...
Auditory Brainstem Evoked Responses in Hyperbilirubinemic Neonates.
Eun Yong Lee, Pyung Hwa Chee, Sei Joo Kim
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1987;30(8):846-851.   Published online August 31, 1987
An association between neonatal hyperbilirubinemia and hearing loss has been found in several studies. Because auditory brainstem evoked responses (ABR) may be useful tool for the monitoring of early bilirubin txicity in hyperbilirubinemic neonates, ABR in 16 fullterm neonates with serum total bilirubin values 15 mg/dl were compared with the responses in 17 control neonates. The results were as follows: 1) The statistically significant absence of...
Study on the Korean Infant Development Screening Test.
Jong Lin Rhi, Jung Hwan Choi, Hyung Ro Moon, Sechin Cho
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1987;30(8):852-867.   Published online August 31, 1987
Developmental problems are relatively prevalent and often treatable if early interventions are to be given. Much better prognosis will also be given if they are treated early & properly by early detection through the use of the developmental screening test. Developmental screening is the application of relatively quick and simple procedures to an asymptomatic population to select out those individuals who are highly likely...
Upper Gastrointestinal Fiberoptic Endoscopy in Children.
Dong Hyup Lee, Chong Woo Bae, Yong Mook Choi, Chang Il Ahn, Young Il Min
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1987;30(8):868-873.   Published online August 31, 1987
We observed 63 cases ranging in age from 3 years to 15 years seen by gastrofibroscopy in Dept, of Int. Med. and Dept, of Ped. of Kyung hee Univ. Hospital from January 1980 to December 1985 and following results were obtained 1) The male to female ratio was about 1:1.17. The frequency of the age distribution was 1.6% below 5 years, 25.4% in 6-10 years...
A Study on Clinical Course Prognosis and Therapeutic Effect in Childhood ITP.
Sei Woo Chung, Don Hee Ahn
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1987;30(8):874-881.   Published online August 31, 1987
Clinical observations were made on 55 patients of childhood ITP who were diagnosed at the department of Pediatrics, National Medical Center from January 1977 to April 1986. Boys were 30 cases and girls were 25 cases. The following results were obtained. 1) The highest incidence was seen among the children between three and five years of age and the boys were affected more frequently than girls...
Clinical Study of Diabetes Insipidus.
Jung Bae Lee, Duk Hi Kim
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1987;30(8):882-890.   Published online August 31, 1987
From Aug. 1979 to June 1986 we reviewed 27 patients with diabetes insipidus to observe the clinical features, laboratory findings and treatment of diabetes insipidus. The results were as follows: 1) Central diabetes insipidus were 22 cases (81.5%) and nephrogenic diabetes insipidus were 5 cases (18.5%). Etiologic factors in the central diabetes insipidus included idiopathic (54.6%), craniopharyn- gioma (18.2%), germinoma (13.6%), post-encephalitis (9.1%) and Histiocytosis X...
Paraquat Poisoning.
Soo Yup Lee, Jeh Hoon Shin, Woo Gill Lee
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1987;30(8):891-900.   Published online August 31, 1987
Paraquat is a widely used herbicide and in human its poisoning induces acute renal failure, hepatic dysfunction, progressive respiratory failure, and oral cavity ulcer etc. with high mortality rate of 30-70%. The authors analyzed twenty-one cases of paraquat poisoning who were admitted at Hanyang University Hospital from May, 1972 to December, 1986 and the results were as followings. 1) Among 21 cases, 11 cases were...
Diagnosis and Hydrostatic Reduction of 5 Cases of Intussusception Under Ultrasound Guidance.
Hee Kyung Park, Moon Hae Bang, Jae Ock Park, Sang Jhoo Lee
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1987;30(8):901-906.   Published online August 31, 1987
I nt ussuscept i on is the condition of invagination of one part of intestinal loop into the contiguous distal segment. During infancy and early childhood, intussusception is the most common cause of acquired intestinal obstruction, and it requires emergency treatment. Recently, the use of ultrasound as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool of intussusception is now becoming a well-established method because it is simple,...
Two Cases of Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome.
Joo Saeng Moon, Sung Ki Jin, Doo Sung Moon, Kyung Sook Cho, Jong Dase Cho
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1987;30(8):907-915.   Published online August 31, 1987
Peutz-Jeghers syndrome is characterized by hamartomtous polyps of the gastrointestinal tract (stomach, small bowel, and colon) and mucocutaneous pigmentation (lips, oral mucosa, fingers, forearms, toes and umbilical area). About 50% of the reported cases have a positive family history of autosomal dominant mode of inheritacnce, whereas the remaining 50% are sporadic. We have experienced two case of Peutz-Jeghers syndrome with no definite family history....
Two Cases of Congenital Asplenia.
Man Chul Ha, Young Tak Lim, Hi Joo Chun, Hi Ju Park, Chan Yung Kim
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1987;30(8):916-921.   Published online August 31, 1987
Congenital absence of spleen is often associated with malpositions and malformations of other organ system such as congenital heart disease partial situs inversus, symmetric lobulation of the liver and the lungs. This is a rare syndrome but has been reported in increasing frequency in recent years. The pure congenital asplenia is a very rare disease. We experienced two cases of congenital asplenia. One is...
A Case of Bartter's Syndrome.
Jeong A Hwang, Jung Hye Choi, Jae Seung Lee
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1987;30(8):922-927.   Published online August 31, 1987
Bartter’s syndrome is rare disease which is characterized by hypokalemia, hypochloremic meta- bolic alkalosis, hyperreninemic hyperaldosteronism, hyporesponsiveness to pressors, and juxtag- lomeurlar apparatus hyperplasia. We had experienced a case of Bartter’s syndrome in 4 months old male infant. The diagnosis was made by clinical, biochemical and pathological studies. Literatures were reviewed briefly.
2 Cases of Infantile Spasms(Cryptogenic Type) Treated with ACTH Therapy.
Shin Heh Kang, Chang Jun Coe
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1987;30(8):928-933.   Published online August 31, 1987
We have experienced 2 cases of infantile spasms treated with ACTH. They were diagnosed as cryptogenic type within relatively short duration after the onset. With the administration of ACTH, flexor spasms and hypsarrhythmia disappeared. They did not demonstrate any intellectual impair- ment on OPD follow up study. A brief review of literatures was made.
A Case of Dermatomyositis.
Hye Jin Kim, Tae Kyong Kim, Byeung Hae Ahn, Young Hee Yoo, Hyun Suk Lee
J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1987;30(8):934-938.   Published online August 31, 1987
A case of dermatomyositis in a 8-year-old girl is reported. She was admitted with chief complaint of progressive weakness of four extremities. The dignosis was made by typical clinical findings with aid of laboratory data and muscle biopsy finding. Her clinical symptoms and laboratory findings were improved markedly with oral steroid medication and physiotherapy. A brief review of related literatures has been done.
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