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J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1993 Sep;36(9):1291-1299. Korean. Comparative Study.
Park SH , Lee MI , Ahn DH , Sohn KC .

This report is a clinical analysis and comparative study with previous report of bronchial asthma at National Medical Center on bronchial asthma in children who were admitted to the MP dept. of national Medical Center from January 1987 to December 1990. The results of the study were as follows: 1) The out-break ratio of bronchial asthma is 3.7% of hospitalized children which is no change that about 4% since 1980. 2) The children under 6 years of ge was 62.7% which among under 3 years was 33.1%. The rate of under 3 year children is increased as previous study. 3) The out-break of bronchial asthma was most common in September and October and so peak incidence was noted in fall and duration of hospitalization was most 2 week. 4) Familial allergic history was positive in 54.6% and bronchial asthma was most common. The presence of allergic past history was 52.2%) and atopic dermatitis was most common 5) Eosinophilia was found in 80.8% and elevated IgE was also in 61.6% of bronchial asthma. 6) We could get positive results of IgE RAST and skin test: D. pteronyssinus, D. farinae, Houst dust. 7) The most frequent findigs of the chest radiograph were within normal limits. 8) The clinical improvement rate of bronchial asthma is 52.5%.

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