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
http://www.healthychildren.org

American Urological Association Foundation
http://www.urologyhealth.org

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

REFERENCES:

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 4/24/2014

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