Nocturnal enuresis

Authors

  • Michael D Harari

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    1. Continence Clinic and Department of General Medicine, Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, Parkville
    2. Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    3. Department of Paediatrics, Ziv Hospital, Tzfat, Upper Galilee
    4. Bar Ilan University Medical School, Tzfat, Israel
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Dr Michael D Harari, Department of Paediatrics, Ziv Hospital. Tzfat, Upper Galilee, Israel 13100. Fax: +972 46828647; email: michael.h@ziv.health.gov.il

Abstract

Nocturnal enuresis (NE) is increasingly seen as part of a heterogeneous phenomenon that at times will include daytime lower urinary tract symptoms such as urgency, frequency and wetting – with reduced bladder storage, usually due to an overactive bladder. In turn, these may be associated with constipation and/or faecal soiling. This paper discusses these considerations in the management of NE.

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