Management of daytime urinary incontinence and lower urinary tract symptoms in children

Aniruddh V. Deshpande, Jonathan C. Craig, Grahame H.H. Smith, Patrina H.Y. Caldwell

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E44-E52
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Volume48
Issue number2
Early online date3 Nov 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • community
  • general paediatrics
  • nephrology/renal
  • urology/gynaecology

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