Enuresis: Is bedwetting really isolated or not?

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It is aimed to evaluate the clinical and laboratory characteristics of children applied to nephrology outpatient clinic with the complaint of bedwetting. The records of all patients who applied to Pediatric Nephrology outpatient clinic with the complaint of bedwetting between January 2006 and June 2012 were evaluated retrospectively. A total of 364 patients, 207 male (56.9%) and 157 female (43.1%), aged between 5 to 17 years were enrolled in the study. Three hundred twenty-six patients (89.6%) had primary and 38 patients (10.4%) had secondary enuresis. Non-mono symptomatic enuresis was determined in 143 (39.3%) of the cases. The most common finding of 34 patients who underwent urodynamic study was low bladder capacity and overactive bladder. In conclusion, voiding disorders are frequently encountered but generally overlooked problems during childhood. By distinguishing monosymptomatic enuresis from nonmonosymptomatic enuresis, it would be possible to determine bladder disorders earlier and give the appropriate treatment.

J. Exp. Clin. Med., 2013; 30:11-14


Bladder dysfunction; children; enuresis ;urinary tract symptom score; urodynamic study

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5835/jecm.omu.30.01.003


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