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Korean J Pediatr 1993 March;36(3) :379-385.
Influenza Epidemic in the Pediatric Patients in Seoul 1991
Hyun Mi Kim (Kim HM)1, Se Ho Oh (Oh SH)1, Eun Young Cho (Cho EY)1, Ki Soo Kim (Kim KS)1, Young Seo Park (Park YS)1, Hyung Nam Moon (Moon HN)1, Chang Yee Hong (Hong CY)1, Young Suhn Kim (Kim YS)2, Kee Duk Park (Park KD)2
1Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, Seoul, Korea
2National Institute of Health
Copyright © 1993 by The Korean Pediatric Society
ABSTRACT
Influenza virus culture was performed in 149 patients with influenza-like illness who were admitted or visited to the Department of Pediatrics, Asan Medical Center from january 1991 to March,1991. The results were as follows : 1) Of the total 149 patients, influenza virus were isolated in the 15 cases. : 15 isolates were characterized by the WHO Collaborating Center for influenza : 7 cases were very similar to influenza A/Taiwan/1/86(H1N1), 1 case was A/Beijing/353/89(H3N2), 7 cases were B/Guangdon-g/55/89. 2) The age of 15 patients who were confirmed by viral isolation was between 11 months to 10 years. 3) The most common clinical symptoms were fever, vomiting, cough, nausea in decreasing order. 4) Of the total 149 patients, Reye syndrome occured in two patients and myositis occured in one : Influenza A/Taiwan/1/86(H1N1)virus was isolated in one Reye syndrome patient.
Keywords: Influenza virus
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