Nocturnal enuresis bedwetting

Bedwetting is a common problem, present in 15 per cent of 5-year-olds and 10 per cent of 10-year-olds and a small proportion of teenagers. Its causes include the following:

• slow maturation, which may have a genetic component, and is most common in boys from large and socially disadvantaged families

• emotional disturbance

• medical disorders such as urinary infection and diabetes

• physical malformation of the urinary tract.

Treatment is best directed toward the cause. Symptomatic measures include the following:

• practical: limiting fluids before bed, toileting before bed, and lifting the child at night

• token economy regimes such as a 'star chart' to reward dry nights

• buzzer and pad device

• tricyclic antidepressants, effective because of their anticholinergic properties; imipramine syrup is often used

• desmopressin nasal spray.

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