The primary author has been supported by the National Human and Medical Research Council's research scholarship.
Management of daytime urinary incontinence and lower urinary tract symptoms in children
Article first published online: 3 NOV 2011
© 2011 The Authors. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health © 2011 Paediatrics and Child Health Division (Royal Australasian College of Physicians)
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Volume 48, Issue 2, pages E44–E52, February 2012
How to Cite
Deshpande, A. V., Craig, J. C., Smith, G. H. and Caldwell, P. H. (2012), Management of daytime urinary incontinence and lower urinary tract symptoms in children. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 48: E44–E52. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2011.02216.x
- Issue published online: 9 FEB 2012
- Article first published online: 3 NOV 2011
- Accepted for publication 15 June 2011.
- general paediatrics;
Lower urinary tract symptoms, particularly urgency, frequency and incontinence are common in school-aged children but are often overlooked. They may cause considerable physical, social and psychological difficulties to children and their families, and usually are manifestations of underlying non-neurogenic voiding disorders. The differential diagnoses include overactive bladder syndrome, dysfunctional voiding and vaginal reflux as well as less common conditions like giggle incontinence, voiding postponement, pollakiuria and diabetes insipidus. In this paper, we discuss an evidence-based approach to the management of conditions causing daytime urinary incontinence and lower urinary tract symptoms in children from a general paediatrician's perspective.