Korean Journal of Pediatrics 2008;51(6):559-563.
Published online June 15, 2008.
The prevalence of pediatric endocrine and metabolic diseases in Korea
Dong Hwan Lee
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, Seoul, Korea
한국 소아 내분비 및 대사질환의 역학
순천향대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Dong Hwan Lee, Email: ldh@hosp.sch.ac.kr
The government neonatal screening program has a 17-years history. Therefore, it can now provide information on the prevalence of endocrine and metabolic diseases which included in neonatal screening. Knowledge of the prevalence of metabolic diseases is very important with these results, the most effective screening methods can be determined and diseases can be identified that should be added to neonatal screening. For these purposes regular follow-up of patients with metabolic diseases and quality assuarance are also needed.
Key Words: Neonatal screening, Prevalence, Metabolic disease

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