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Bronchiolitis Obliterans with Finger Clubbing after Measles Infection

Kim HA, Kim YJ, Han YS, Jung DE, Kim SH, Kim CK

  • Pediatr Allergy Respir Dis.
  • 2005 Dec;15(4):451-457.
A 5-year-old Korean boy was admitted with dyspnea, intermittent cyanosis and finger clubbing. He was diagnosed to be suffering measles pneumonia 3 years ago. Plain radiograph showed collapse of the...
A Case of Empyema Necessitatis in a Child

An YW, Chung EH, Jung MJ, Chang YP, Park YS, Ryu JW, Lee YS

  • Pediatr Allergy Respir Dis.
  • 2005 Dec;15(4):446-450.
Empyema necessitatis, which is a rare complications of empyema especially in immunocompromised conditions, extends pus from the thoracic cavity into surrounding soft tissues. The causes of empyema necessitatis are fungal...
Prevalence of Allergic Disease in Kindergarten Age Children in Korea

Nam SY, Yoon HS, Kim WK

  • Pediatr Allergy Respir Dis.
  • 2005 Dec;15(4):439-445.
PURPOSE: Whereas allergic disease has the high morbidity during preschool age, there have not been sufficient surveys among the children in that age group. Thus we evaluated the prevalence of...
Comparison of Characteristics of Pleural Fluid and Blood in Mycoplasmal and Tuberculous Pleural Effusions

Jung H, Hur J, Kim EJ, Lee SY

  • Pediatr Allergy Respir Dis.
  • 2005 Dec;15(4):427-438.
PURPOSE: Pleural effusions are recognised complications of mycoplasmal, tuberculous, and parapneumonic infections. Tuberculosis is still a common infectious disease in Korea, but the difficulty is that this disease is initially...
Survey on the Current Status of Asthma Maintenance Therapy and the Impact of Asthma on Children and Family Life

Kwak IK, Lim KH, Kim YH, Kong DY, Pyun BY, Lee HR

  • Pediatr Allergy Respir Dis.
  • 2005 Dec;15(4):415-426.
PURPOSE: In spite of the development of asthma management guidelines, there are discrepancies between the guidelines and real management. We surveyed the insights and the real management of asthma to...
Usefulness of FEF25-75% in Methacholine Bronchial Provocation Test in Children with Asthma

Rhee KH, Kim JK, Kim JH, Lim DH, Son BK

  • Pediatr Allergy Respir Dis.
  • 2005 Dec;15(4):408-414.
PURPOSE: Although asthma is generally understood as a disease of the the small airways, FEF25-75%, an index representing peripheral small airways, is a appropriately used in the diagnosis of asthma....
Relationship between Sensitization to Individual Aeroallergen, Bronchial Hyperresponsiveness and Pulmonary Function in Atopic Asthmatic Children

Kim JH, Kim HB, Lee SY, Kim BS, Seo HJ, Hong SJ

  • Pediatr Allergy Respir Dis.
  • 2005 Dec;15(4):399-407.
PURPOSE: Atopy and specific immunogloguline (Ig) E to individual aeroallergen are considered a hallmark of allergic diseases, including asthma. However, the association between these parameters and lung function or bronchial...
Changes of Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 and Tissue Inhibitor of Matrix Metalloproteinase-1 in Sputum from Moderate to Severe Acute Asthma after Corticosteroid Therapy

Lee JH, Lee JH, Song DY, Baek SH, Kang IJ

  • Pediatr Allergy Respir Dis.
  • 2005 Dec;15(4):389-398.
PURPOSE: Bronchial asthma is an inflammatory respiratory disease characterized by the activation of inflammatory cells and its infiltration. It has been recently reported that MMP- 9 dose an importance role...
Association of IL-10 Gene Polymorphism with Development of Atopy

Jung MS, Choi SS, Lee KH, Ji XY, Kim H, Kang JW, Yoon HJ, Hahn YS

  • Pediatr Allergy Respir Dis.
  • 2005 Dec;15(4):381-388.
PURPOSE: There has been accumulating evidence that interleukin-10 (IL-10) influences on the production of proinflammatory cytokines, regulating the development of atopic diseases. In this study, we tested the genetic association...
A Clinical Study of Primary Immunodeficiency Disease in a Single Center in Seoul from 1996 to 2004

Lee JH, Sohn WY, Park HY, Hwang SJ, Seo WH, Kim SJ, Ahn SH, Jo EK, Ahn KM, Lee SI

  • Pediatr Allergy Respir Dis.
  • 2005 Dec;15(4):368-380.
PURPOSE: Although primary immunodeficiency disorders are relatively rare, early diagnosis provides the opportunity to reduce morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to investigate disease distribution, clinical manifestations,...
Comparison of PCR, Culture and Serologic Tests for Diagnosis of Mycoplasma pneumoniae Infection

Lee EY, Lee DJ, Lee JA, Kim SW, Chang MW

  • Pediatr Allergy Respir Dis.
  • 2005 Dec;15(4):359-367.
PURPOSE: For diagnosis of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection, serological diagnosis, which is simple and rapid method, is uncertain to determine the reliable single serum titers. We compared serologic test, culture and...
The Classification between IgE and Non-IgE Mediated Atopic Dermatitis in Korean Children

Lee JS, Kim TH, Cho GL, Jung JA, Kim JH

  • Pediatr Allergy Respir Dis.
  • 2005 Dec;15(4):352-358.
PURPOSE: Atopic Dermatitis (AD) is a chronically relapsing inflammatory skin disease. Generally, aeroallergens and food allergens can exacerbate symptoms in AD. Currently they are divided into two groups: one is...
The Relationship between Allergen Sensitization and Bronchial Hyperresponsiveness in Children Aged 6-8 Years

Yu J, Yoo Y, Kang H, Kim DK, Choi SH, Koh YY

  • Pediatr Allergy Respir Dis.
  • 2005 Dec;15(4):344-351.
PURPOSE: The identification of risk factors for bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR) is important in furthering the understanding of the cause of asthma. BHR is known to be related to atopy. We...
Probiotics: Action Mechanisms and Clinical Effects

Kim NJ, Ji GE

  • Pediatr Allergy Respir Dis.
  • 2005 Dec;15(4):327-343.
The establishment of balanced intestinal microbial flora bears importance in maintaining the well-being of the human host. In this context, probiotics improving the intestinal microflora confer a beneficial effect on...

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