Enuresis Enurezis

Aydın S., Atilla M.

SENDROM, vol.10, no.2, pp.100-106, 1998 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Journal Name: SENDROM
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.100-106
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: No


There has been no clear definition for enuresis although it has been accepted as bed-wetting. Nocturnal enuresis which is the most common type, means bed-wetting during sleep. Approximately 1-2 % of the children continues to be enuretic at puberty. Etiologic studies reveal genetic, organic, social and psychologic causes. Since there have been no clear etiologic factors therapeutical approaches are a lot in number such as, supportive education therapy, psychotherapy, behavioural, hypnotherapy and drug therapy. Anticholinergics, desmopressin, imipramin and piracetam are used in pharmacotherapy.