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Juvenile idiopathic arthritis: Diagnosis and differential diagnosis
Ki Hwan Kim, Dong Soo Kim
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2010;53(11):931-935.   Published online November 30, 2010

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is comprised of a heterogeneous group of several disease subtypes that are characterized by the onset of arthritis before the age of 16 years and has symptoms lasting at least 6 weeks. The previous classification of JIA included seven different categories, whereas its current classification was compiled by the International League of the Association for Rheumatology,...

Differential diagnosis of abdominal masses in children
Ki Woong Sung
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2008;51(8):787-791.   Published online August 15, 2008
Enlargement of organs or other solid tissues usually presents as an abdominal mass. Often, abdominal masses in children are found by an unsuspected parent or by a physician during a routine examination. Most masses have no specific signs or symptoms. Abdominal masses in children require immediate attention. History and physical examination may provide clues to the diagnosis. Ultrasound examination is...
Non-epileptic paroxysmal events during sleep - Differentiation from epileptic seizures -
In Kyu Lee
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2007;50(8):726-731.   Published online August 15, 2007
This review describes the wide spectrum of paroxysmal events during sleep in infancy and childhood. The differential diagnosis between sleep-related non-epileptic paroxysmal events and epileptic seizures is difficult in special occasions. The nocturnal frontal lobe seizure and of the more common non- epileptic paroxysmal events during sleep are described. The main differentiating features characterizing parasomnias are: onset in early...
Fever and rash
Jin Han Kang
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2007;50(2):132-137.   Published online February 15, 2007
Patients with febrile illness and skin rashes need full and immediate attention. In general, these diseases show mild manifestations and good prognosis. However, causalities of some diseases with fever and rash may be life threatening or trivial. So, the differential diagnosis for those patients is extensive. A through history, a careful physical examination and close observation of clinical progress are...
Clinical Lecture
Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of Anemia in Children
Young Tak Lim
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2005;48(2):121-125.   Published online February 15, 2005
Anemia can be defined as a reduction in blood hemoglobin concentration or red cell mass relative to age matched normal values. Clinical presentation may range from obviously pale and lethargy to an incidental finding during screening of an otherwise well appearing child. The differential diagnosis of anemia in each instance is broad with numerous possible etiologies. A careful history and...
Original Article
A Clinico-Epidemilological Study of 55 Cases of Chidhood Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura.
Won Ho Kang, Myung Hee Kook, Yong Sang Yoo, Jae Suk Ma, Tai Ju Hwang
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1987;30(11):1207-1212.   Published online November 30, 1987
Fifty-five children with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) were admitted to the Department of pediatrics, Chonnam University Hospital during 6 years and 5 months from January 1980 to May 1986. We Compared clinical pictures and effects of steroids and platelet concentrates on acute and chronic ITP. No significant sexual predominance was found in total patients with ITP, but also between acute and chronic types,...
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