Enuresis in Childhood

I. Kolvin

The Practitioner 1975; 214:33-45

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I. Kolvin, "Enuresis in Childhood", The Practitioner, Volume 214, pp. 33-45, (Practitioner Medical Publishing, January, 1975).


Nocturnal enuresis is one of the commonest disorders encountered in general practice and paediatrics. The one incontrovertible fact about the disorder is that it almost invariably spontaneously remits with the passage of time. In the meantime, however, it often leads to parental feelings of inadequacy, concern, or even despair, and child distress and embarrassment. The domestic burden and strain are obviously greater for those mothers whose social circumstances are poorer. Physicians have long concerned themselves with this problem.

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