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Review Article
Effectiveness and safety of seasonal influenza vaccination in children with underlying respiratory diseases and allergy
Jin-Han Kang
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2014;57(4):164-170.   Published online April 30, 2014

Influenza causes acute respiratory infections and various complications. Children in the high-risk group have higher complication and hospitalization rates than high-risk elderly individuals. Influenza prevention in children is important, as they can be a source infection spread in their communities. Influenza vaccination is strongly recommended for high-risk children with chronic underlying circulatory and respiratory disease, immature infants, and children receiving...

Case Report
An adverse event following 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccination: a case of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis
Sang Teak Lee, Young June Choe, Won Jin Moon, Jin Woo Choi, Ran Lee
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2011;54(10):422-424.   Published online October 31, 2011

Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is an inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system that typically follows an infection or vaccination and has a favorable long-term prognosis. We describe the first reported case of ADEM after vaccination against novel influenza A (H1N1). A previously healthy 34-month-old boy who developed ADEM presented with a seizure and left-sided weakness 5 days after...

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...

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....
Comparison of the seroconversion rate after primary hepatitis B vaccination and after revaccination of non-responders in full-term infants according to mother's HBsAg seropositivity
Jang Hee Kang, Jae Won Moon, Seung Hyun Kong, Kwang Su Hwang, Ji Sun Mok, Hyeon Jung Lee
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2008;51(11):1165-1171.   Published online November 15, 2008
Purpose : This study aimed to identify the true extent of non-responsiveness in full-term infants born from HBsAg-negative or HBsAg-positive mothers and vaccinated against hepatitis B virus (HBV) at 0, 1, and 6 months of age and to evaluate the effect of revaccination among non-responders. Methods : The study included 716 full-term infants born in 2004-2007. Of 716, 662 infants...
Erratum
About the new edition of child and adolescent health record book
Young Kyoo Shin
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2008;51(9):907-910.   Published online September 15, 2008
Recently we published new edition of `child & Adolescent health record book` considering easy usability and introduction of new vaccines. This record book has essential and important contents for caring our children and adolescents. Currently many people use various vaccination record books with wrong and poor contents. We suggest the campaign that every pediatrician must give our well made record...
Original Article
Clinical features of vaccination-associated thrombocytopenic purpura in children
Wan Soo Lee, Seung Taek Yu, Sae Ron Shin, Du Young Choi
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2008;51(6):610-615.   Published online June 15, 2008
Purpose : Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a relatively common hematological disease in children. It generally occurs after exposure to a common viral infection episode; however, it may occasionally follow immunization with measles, measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), hepatitis B (HBV), influenza, diphtheria tetanus-pertussis (DTP), or chickenpox vaccines. In this study, the incidence, clinical characteristics, and treatment outcome of vaccination-associated ITP were investigated...
A study of the current(2003-2005) prevalence of anti-HBs and immunologic memory of hepatitis B vaccine in children from the central area of Korea
Young Won An, Eun Hee Chung, Insoo Rheem
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2006;49(6):630-634.   Published online June 15, 2006
Purpose : This study was conducted to assess the current(2003-2005) prevalence of anti-HBs and immunologic memory for Hepatitis B vaccine in children from the central area of Korea. Methods : Subjects were chosen from children and adolescents who received tests for hepatitis B surface antigen(HBsAg) and anti-HBs at Dankook University Hospital from March 2003 to May 2005. Among these, antibodies to...
A survey of parental knowledge of vaccination
Jung Woo Rhim, Chang Hwi Kim, Won Bae Lee, Jin Han Kang
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2006;49(3):251-257.   Published online March 15, 2006
Purpose : In this study, we created a questionnaire and collected answers concerning actual conditions of vaccination and parents' knowledge of vaccination issues, in order to find false knowledge of patients. We tried to give correct information and suggested the role of the pediatrician. Methods : We made questionnaires and collected answers from 466 parents from March 2004 to June...
Lymphadenitis following intradermal BCG vaccination
Hey Sung Baek, Ji Young Chang, Su Ji Moon, Sung Hee Oh
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2006;49(1):46-50.   Published online January 15, 2006
Purpose : Intradermal BCG vaccine has not well been accepted by pediatric practitioners due to BCG lymphadenitis. Therefore, this study was undertaken to find out the incidence of lymphadenitis following intradermal BCG vaccination and its clinical outcome. Methods : One thousand and fifty infants, who received intradermal BCG(French 1173 P2, Korea Tuberculosis Association) vaccination in the Well Baby Clinic of Hanyang...
A Questionnaire on Using Informed Consents of Parents or Guardians in Vaccination of Children
Seung-Hi Paik, Eun Hee Chung, Mie Ryung Uhm, Son Moon Shin, Woo Gill Lee, Mi Na Lee, Hoan Jong Lee
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2003;46(7):647-654.   Published online July 15, 2003
Purpose : This study was done to evaluate the parents' or guardians' compliance of obtaining individual informed consent before vaccination and the possible problems of using informed consent. Methods : One hundred and twelve children were randomly selected among 2,820 children who visited Samsung Cheil Hospital during July 2002. A questionnaire about using informed consent of vaccination was given to all...
Study on Vaccination State in Children : Jeonbuk Province, 2000
Ju Mi Choung, Jung Chul Kim, So Hee Eun, Pyoung Han Hwang, B. Nyhambat, P. Kilgore, Jung Soo Kim
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2002;45(10):1234-1240.   Published online October 15, 2002
Purpose : This study was carried out to obtain the vaccination rate and age appropriateness of vaccination in children under five years of age in Jeonbuk province. Methods : Eight hundred and fifty infants and children were enrolled in this study. Vaccination rate(Number of vaccinees/Number of subjects), places of vaccination, age appropriateness of vacination were examined by either vaccine record review or interview with...
Clinical Studies of Measles Prevalence in Western Kyungnam District in 2000
Byoung O Kwon, Hye Young Ju, Jeong Hee Kim, Hwang Jae Yoo, Chun Soo Kim
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2002;45(3):331-338.   Published online March 15, 2002
Purpose : To investigate the feature of the range of measles in 2000, we studied epidemics of the measles in western Kyungnam District. Methods : Among 489 patients under 15 years of age who visited or were admitted to in our hospital from January to December in 2000, we selected 344 patients whose measles IgM antibody was positive. We investigated age,...
MMR Immunization Rate and Related Factors - Findings from Repeated Surveys(1996, 1999) on Elementary School Students in Kyonggi Province, Korea -
Moran Ki, Moynghee Kim, Young-Jeon Shin, Boyoul Choi
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2001;44(4):375-388.   Published online April 15, 2001
Purpose : This study was carried out to obtain the immunization rate of MMR, and to know the related factors. Methods : Subjects of the study were 3,364 students of 8 elementary schools of Kyonggi province. Surveys accompanied with questionnaires were conducted in 1996 and 1999, respectively. Results : The salient features of the findings were as follows : The immunization rate...
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