Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1968;11(6):307-312.
Published online June 30, 1968.
Clinical and Bacteriological Studies of Shigellosis
Soon Keuk Hong1, Keun Chan Sohn1, Ki Yong Sohn1, Keun Soo Lee1, Seung Hahm Park2
1Department of Pediatrics, National Medical Center
2Department of Microbiologyy National Medical Center
Shigellosis 의 臨床 및 細菌學的인 觀察
洪淳克1, 孫橫寶1, 孫基勇1, 李謹洙1, 朴承成2
1國立醫療院 小兒科-
2國立醫療院 細菌科
Clinical and bacteriological studies on 80 cases of infantile and childhood shigellosis in Korean children, from Jan. 1960 to Aug. 1967, were made. 1)49 cases were male and 31 cases were female. 2)Age incidence showed 1 and 2 years to be most commonly affected. (21 cases) and 60 cases (75%) were less than 4 years of age. The youngest patient was a 3-day- old. 3)There was no great difference in monthly incidence. However 48 cases (60%) were from June to October. There,were constantly,some cases of shigellosis throughout the year even in Winter months. 4)In 68 cases (85%), Sh. flexneri were isolated. Compared with previous reports, there are increa- sing tendency in Sh. sonnei. 5)There were 12 deaths (mortality rate 15%) and they all were less than 3 years of age. 6)As to the result of sensitivity test, neomycin was the most sensitive drug in the earlier year group (I960~1962), but furadantin was replaced in the later year group (1963~967) with 94.1% of sensitivsty. Further more tetracycline and hloramphenicol resistant strains were significantly increased in the later year group (1963~1967) than in the earlier year group (I960~1962) 7)17 cases were treated with furadantin alone and 9 of these (53%) gave negative culture within 8 days of treatment.

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