Monosymptomatic Enuresis

  • Eliane Garcez da FonsecaEmail author
Part of the Urodynamics, Neurourology and Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions book series (UNPFD)


Enuresis is an intermittent urinary incontinence that occurs exclusively during sleeping periods after the age of 5 years. It is a prevalent condition that can be both a social and psychological distress for the child and a burden for the family. Monosymptomatic enuresis (MNE) is a subgroup of enuresis that occurs without any other lower urinary tract (LUT) symptoms. The mainstays of primary evaluation of enuresis are a proper history, physical examination, and voiding chart. Children classified as having monosymptomatic enuresis can be treated at primary level whereas those with non-monosymptomatic enuresis or therapy-resistant monosymptomatic enuresis should be referred to a specialist doctor.


Enuresis Monosymptomatic enuresis Non-monosymptomatic enuresis primary enuresis Secondary enuresis Enuresis prevalence Lower urinary tract symptoms Urinary incontinence Sleep disorders Toilet Punishment Self-esteem Enuresis comorbidities Behavioral problems Constipation Nocturnal polyuria Detrusor overactivity Bladder diary Bedwetting alarm Desmopressin Anticholinergic Imipramine 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Souza Marques Medical SchoolRio de JaneiroBrazil

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