Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1978;21(6):452-456.
Published online June 30, 1978.
Clinical Studies of Infectious Polyneuritis in Children.
Sang Kyo Lee, Kyu Sang Lee, Ki Jong Nam
Depart. Of Pediatrics, Presbyterian Medical Center, Jeonju, Korea.
小兒에서 Infectious Polyneuritis 에 對한 臨床的 觀察
이상교, 이규상, 남기종
전주 예수병원 소아과
Abstract
This is the clinical studies of 50 cases of infectious polyneuritis which were admitted to Pediatric Department of Presbyterian Medical center from June 1972 to May 1977. The results were as follows: 1. The Sex ratio of male to female was 2.1:1. The peak age group was 3 to years(45%) 2. Preceding febrile illnesses were noticed in 38% of cases, such as upper respiratory tract infection. 3. The common clinical manifestations were paralysis of the lower extremities(100%), including upper extremities(84%), swallowing difficulty(48%), and paralysis of respiratory muscle(40%). 4. Typical findings of albuminocytologic dissociation of cerebrospinal fluid was noticed in 52% of all cases. 5. 84% of cases were improved within 3 months of illness. 6. Tracheostomy with intermittent positive pressure breathing was carried out in 30% of all cases. Mortality rate was 10% (5 cases)




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