Urinary Incontinence in Children (cont.)

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What is the prognosis of urinary incontinence in children?

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The prognosis of urinary incontinence is dependent upon the underlying cause, however, most children who suffer from nonorganic causes of enuresis will simply outgrow the symptoms, and less than 1% of all affected children have persistent enuresis into their adult years.

Where can people get more information on urinary incontinence in children?

American Academy of Pediatrics
Healthy Children Internet Site

American Urological Association Foundation

Medically reviewed by Margaret Walsh, MD; American Board of Pediatrics


Lane, W., and M. Robson. N Engl J Med 360 (2009): 1429-1436.

Levy, J. Pediatrics in Review. 30 (2009): 165-173.

Thiedke, C. Am Fam Physician. 67.7 Apr. 1, 2003: 1499-1506.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/18/2015

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