Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1975;18(7):505-510.
Published online July 31, 1975.
Clinical and Bacteriological Studies on Shigellosis
Dong Hyun Kim, Ki Ho Nam, Moo Shin Eum, Hak Soo Lee
Dept, of Pediatrics, Mary knoll, Hospital Busan, Korea
Shigellosis 의 臨床 및 細菌學的 觀察
金偏玄, 南基臭, 嚴策信, 李學洙
釜山 메리놀病院 小兒科
Clinical and bacteriological studies were made on 49 cases of infant and childhood shigellosis treated at this Pediatric Department of Maryknoll Hospital, Busan, Korea from April, 1972 to April, 1974. 1.Sex distribution showed 35 of male and 14 of female, the ratio being 2. 5 * 1. 2.Age incidence showed the infants of 6 Months to 2years old to be most frequently affected. (55.1%) The month of most frequent occurence was from May to September, although there were occurence throughout the year. 3.In bacteriological study, Sh. flexneri were most frequently isolated (89%) and Sh. dysenteriae were the next frequent. 4.The result ofsensitivity test revealed that Ampicillin was most commonly effetive (75%) and Colimycin was next. 80 to 90% isolated Shigellae were resistant to Chlorampenicol, Tetracycline and Sulfadiazine. 5.In the case of Ampicillin and Colimycin combination therapy, the improvement of clinical symptom and stool character was occured one to two days. 6.There were 2 deaths and they ali were under 2 years. The case fatality rate was 4%.

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