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Outbreaks of mumps: an observational study over two decades in a single hospital in Korea
Ji-Ung Ryu, Eun-Kyung Kim, You-Sook Youn, Jung-Woo Rhim, Kyung-Yil Lee
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2014;57(9):396-402.   Published online September 30, 2014

The introduction of the mumps vaccine has dramatically reduced the number of mumps cases, but outbreaks have recently occurred among highly vaccinated populations in developed countries. Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of patients with mumps admitted between 1989 and 2012 in a single hospital in Korea are described in the present study.


We retrospectively evaluated inpatients with mumps between 1989 and 2012...

Review Article
Update on pertussis and pertussis immunization
Jung Yun Hong
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2010;53(5):629-633.   Published online May 31, 2010

Pertussis is a highly contagious respiratory tract disease caused by Bordetella pertussis infection. The clinical manifestation of this infection can be severe enough to cause death. Although pertussis has been supposed to be a vaccine-preventable disease ever since the widespread vaccination of children against pertussis was started, since the 1990s, cases of pertussis and related fatalities are on the rise,...

Reemergence of mumps
Kyong Min Choi
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2010;53(5):623-628.   Published online May 31, 2010

The mumps virus is a single-stranded, non-segmented, negative-sense RNA virus belonging to the Paramyxoviridae family. Mumps is characterized by bilateral or unilateral swelling of the parotid gland. Aseptic meningitis is a common complication, and orchitis is also common in adolescents and adult men. Diagnosis is based on clinical findings, but because of high vaccination coverage, clinical findings alone are not...

Enterovirus 71 infection: An experience in Korea, 2009
Kyung Hyo Kim
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2010;53(5):616-622.   Published online May 31, 2010

Enterovirus 71 (EV71) has been recognized as a frequent cause of epidemics of hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD) associated with severe neurological symptoms. In the spring of 2009, HFMD was epidemic in Korea. Severe cases with complication, including death, have been reported and it has become a public health issue. Most symptomatic EV71 infections commonly result in HFMD or herpangina. These clinical...

Original Article
Mumps outbreak in Incheon, Korea, 2009
Seon Young Cho, Soo Young Lee, Jin Han Kang,, Hui Seung Hwang
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2010;53(1):67-71.   Published online January 15, 2010
Purpose : Recently, we have noticed an increase in the number of patients with mumps in Incheon, Korea. The aim of this study is to estimate the regional trend in mumps incidence and to evaluate the factors related to the recent increase. Methods : We reviewed the medical records of 66 patients with mumps who had been admitted to Incheon St....
Regional outbreak of staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome in healthy children
Hyun Jeong Do, Eun Sil Park, Jae Young Lim, Chan Hoo Park, Hyang Ok Woo, Hee Shang Youn, Ji Hyun Seo
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2010;53(1):48-55.   Published online January 15, 2010
Purpose : Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS) is a relatively uncommon superficial blistering skin disease that is due to Staphylococcus aureus. We had experienced a regional outbreak of SSSS over 3 years in healthy children. Methods : We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of those patients diagnosed as SSSS. Most of neonatal cases were nosocomial infections and excluded from the...
Assessment about the measles elimination from cases and outbreaks, 2002-2007 - Assessment about the measles elimination -
Jae Sung So, Un Yeong Go, Hyun Kyung Oh, Soo Jin Baek, Jong Koo Lee
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2009;52(1):68-74.   Published online January 15, 2009
Purpose : We assessed about the measles elimination in Korea according to analyzing national data on measles cases for 2002-2007. Methods : We estimated the effective reproduction number according to the proportion of imported cases and outbreak size. Results : Eleven cases, thirteen cases, six cases, six cases, 25 cases (60.0% were linked to 1 outbreak of 15 cases), and 180...
Clinical aspects of an outbreak of Serratia marcescens infections in neonates
Min-Jung Sung, Chul-Hun Chang, Yeon-Kyong Yoon, Su-Eun Park
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2006;49(5):500-506.   Published online May 15, 2006
Purpose : We evaluated an outbreak of Serratia marcescens infections in 24 neonates in a neonatal intensive care unit(NICU). Methods : From January to August, 2004 a nosocomial outbreak of S. marcescens occurred in our NICU. We describe the clinical characteristics of the outbreak and analyse the risk factors for infections with S. marcescens. After the outbreak stopped, 7 isolates...
Outbreak of Acinetobacter septicemia in a neonatal intensive care unit
Myo Jing Kim, Hye Jin Lee, Sang Hee Son, Jae Won Huh
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2006;49(5):494-499.   Published online May 15, 2006
Purpose : Acinetobacter baumannii is increasingly recognized as an important cause of nosocomial infection, especially in neonatal intensive care units. But little is known about the clinical significance and hospital epidemiology of Acinetobacter species other than A. baumannii. The objective of this study is to describe the clinical characteristics and epidemiology of septicemia due to Acinetobacter species other than A....
Review Article
Update in varicella vaccination
Sung Hee Oh
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2006;49(3):229-234.   Published online March 15, 2006
Varicella, which is mostly a benign disease, but also can cause considerable health burden in the community, can be prevented by immunization with live attenuated varicella vaccine. Higher uptake of varicella vaccine by universal immunization in North America has apparently been associated with decline in the number of reported cases of varicella, varicella-related hospitalizations, and the number of deaths caused...
Original Article
Clinical and Molecular-epidemiologic Analysis of A Nosocomial Outbreak of Acinetobacter baumannii in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Hye Kyung Lee, Han Jin Kim, Young Chang Kim, Sung Ran Cho, Hwi Jun Kim, Wee Gyo Lee
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2000;43(1):43-48.   Published online January 15, 2000
Purpose : Acinetobacter species are aerobic gram-negative rods that can be widely found in nature and are a part of the normal flora of humans. The most clinical isolates of A. baumannii reflect infection rather than colonization. Recent reports suggest that the organisms cause serious and often fetal nosocomial infection such as ventilator-associated pneumonia. Methods : From March to September 1998, we experienced thirty...
An Outbreak of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis Infection.
Hong Jong Joo, Keun Hee Chung, Yoo Mee Kim, Soon Gi Kim, Moon Soo Park, Jin Keun Chang, Sung Woo Shin
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1990;33(3):341-350.   Published online March 31, 1990
We experienced one outbreak of Yersinia pseudtuberculosis infection that had not been reported in our country. In May, 1988, an outbreak of acute infection with symptoms suggestive of Yersinia pseudotuber- culosis infection occurred among a middle school students in No-Won-Gu, Seoul. Two hundreds and fifteen students went on a picnic at the Mt. Surak in No-Won-Gu on 13th May, 1988. Fifty of 95 students who...
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