primary enuresis


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primary enuresis

Enuresis in a child who has never been dependably continent.
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The frequency of nocturnal ADH deficit as a cause of primary enuresis is knwn (1,2,4,8) Attention is also being directed toward ways in which the bladder communicates with the kidney to regulate urine production.
Bedwetting is then diagnosed as primary enuresis if the child is over 5 years and has never stopped bedwetting, and is referred to as secondary enuresis if the child had stopped for at least 6 months and then started again.
Whatever the case, it should be easier for children with primary enuresis to accept the problem without blaming themselves.

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