Bedwetting, or nocturnal enuresis, is a frequent medical condition that affects children, adolescents, and adults. It can cause significant secondary psychosocial and emotional impacts on the patient and his or her family.
When evaluating a child who wets the bed after the age of 5, an important first distinction is whether the bedwetting is accompanied by daytime symptoms (non-monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis; NMNE) or not (monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis; MNE).
While most cases of MNE or “isolated” bedwetting are familial, a specific gene remains to be identified. The pathophysiology of bedwetting is known, and consists of high arousal threshold combined with either an overactive night-time bladder or a very high level of night-time urine production (nocturnal polyuria; NP), or a combination of both.
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