oa South African Medical Journal - Some comments on bed-wetting*

Volume 28, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



*A paper read at the First Paediatric Congress, held in Durban, 20 August 1953. A positive approach is the best policy. Radiate complete confidence. There must be less 'babying' and less emotionalism. The child must learn confidence and selfrespect. If these methods fail after a few months of serious endeavour there is every likelihood that uropathology exists and the child should be referred to a uro-surgeon for a thorough overhaul. Retrograde and intravenous pyelography, as well as cystoscopic examination will reveal any gross anatomic abnormalities. The importance of a careful chemical and microscopic urinary analysis is often overlooked. The constant appearance of red or white corpuscles in the urine would point to an organic lesion.

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