Noctural enuresis among children who visited the hospital of LHSU Kaunas clinics children’s consultation polyclinic

Indrė Zubraitė1, Brigita Stočkutė1

1Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Faculty of medicine


Nocturnal enuresis (NE) is a health problem frequently encountered in childhood, and is defined as an involuntary voiding of urine during sleep with a frequency of at least twice a week in children aged >5 years in the absence of congenital or acquired defects of the central nervous system. Approximately 10% of all 7-year-old children were reported with NE.  We determined the prevalence for NE among children, who visited a doctor nephrologist at the Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kauno klinikos Children`s Consultation Polyclinic. We involved 139 children. The study showed that NE was more common in boys. The prevalence decreased with increasing age. 13,7 % children who had NE also had obstipation or incontinence.

Keywords: nocturnal enuresis, children.