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A study on the menstruation of Korean adolescent girls in Seoul
Jin Chul Lee, Byung Keun Yu, Jung Hye Byeon, Kee-Hyoung Lee, Jung Hye Min, Sang Hee Park
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2011;54(5):201-206.   Published online May 31, 2011
Purpose

Westernized eating habits have been associated with early-age menstruation, which increases the incidence of dysmenorrhea and premenstrual syndrome among adolescent girls. We therefore surveyed changes in menarche timing and the general menstrual characteristics of adolescent girls in Seoul, Korea.

Methods

We surveyed 538 teenage girls who visited our hospital between July and November 2007. Items explored included age at menarche, general menstrual...

A study of adolescent smoking and drinking in Korea
Byung Keun Yu, Yeon Joung O, Jin Chul Lee, Kee-Hyoung Lee, Jung Hye Min, Sang Hee Park
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2009;52(4):422-428.   Published online April 15, 2009
Purpose : Adolescence is a period of growth and development in body structure and physiologic, psychologic, and social functioning. Smoking and drinking in this period are very harmful and may lead to other forms of substance abuse. We surveyed the actual aspects of smoking and drinking among Korean adolescents and analyzed associated factors. Methods : A survey was performed among adolescents...
Case Report
Three cases of pulmonary and/or intestinal tuberculosis in adolescents
Jung Hye Byeon, Yoon Lee, Jin Chul Lee, Young Yoo, Kee Hyoung Lee, Kwang Chul Lee, Ji Tae Choung, Soo Youn Ham, Chul Whan Kim
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2007;50(11):1134-1138.   Published online November 15, 2007
Since the tuberculosis (TB) in adolescents has unique clinical characteristics, special attention should be paid to this age group. Adolescents are more susceptible to developing TB disease and more likely to have cavitary pulmonary disease. Also, adolescent patients with TB more frequently present with extrapulmonary disease. We report three adolescents with active pulmonary and/or intestinal TB: one had pulmonary and...
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