n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Management of enuresis : sponsored editorial

Volume 23, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... Enuresis is an involuntary voiding of urine during sleep, with a frequency of at least 3 times per week, in children over the age of 5 years in the absence of congenital or acquired defects of the central nervous system.1, 2 The exact pathophysiology of nocturnal enuresis is not yet clear. Butler3 developed a conceptual model to understand the pathophysiology of enuresis. In this model, he uses three different aspects namely the lack in secretion of vasopressin, bladder instability and the deep sleeper (Fig. 1). A patient may have symptoms relating to more than one aspect of the model. ..

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