OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prevalence of monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis (MNE) in a group of children and adolescents prior to the onset of type 1 diabetes (Dt1). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We considered 88 patients with Dt1 with a mean age of 15.2 years over a period of 3 years. All patients were investigated by means of a questionnaire about the occurrence of MNE prior to the onset of Dt1. Each patient had normal urinalysis results, with no glycosuria, a normal urinary flow rate and no day-time symptoms such as urge incontinence or urgency. RESULTS: We found that 24/88 patients (27.2%) were bedwetters before the onset of Dt1. After beginning insulin treatment, 7/24 bedwetters (29.2%) kept presenting MNE. In total, 7 of the initial 88 patients (7.9%) displayed persistent features of MNE. CONCLUSIONS: The occurrence of MNE may overlap with symptoms of Dt1 but requires specific medical attention as a separate entity due to its possible persistence even when Dt1 has been controlled by insulin treatment.

Ferrara, P., Rigante, D., D'aleo, C., Schiavino, A., Emmanuele, V., Marrone, G., Marietti, G., Preliminary data on monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes, <<SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY>>, 2006; (40(3)): 238-240 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/3695]

Preliminary data on monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes

Ferrara, Pietro;Rigante, Donato;Schiavino, Alessandra;Marietti, Giovanni
2006

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prevalence of monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis (MNE) in a group of children and adolescents prior to the onset of type 1 diabetes (Dt1). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We considered 88 patients with Dt1 with a mean age of 15.2 years over a period of 3 years. All patients were investigated by means of a questionnaire about the occurrence of MNE prior to the onset of Dt1. Each patient had normal urinalysis results, with no glycosuria, a normal urinary flow rate and no day-time symptoms such as urge incontinence or urgency. RESULTS: We found that 24/88 patients (27.2%) were bedwetters before the onset of Dt1. After beginning insulin treatment, 7/24 bedwetters (29.2%) kept presenting MNE. In total, 7 of the initial 88 patients (7.9%) displayed persistent features of MNE. CONCLUSIONS: The occurrence of MNE may overlap with symptoms of Dt1 but requires specific medical attention as a separate entity due to its possible persistence even when Dt1 has been controlled by insulin treatment.
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Ferrara, P., Rigante, D., D'aleo, C., Schiavino, A., Emmanuele, V., Marrone, G., Marietti, G., Preliminary data on monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes, <>, 2006; (40(3)): 238-240 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/3695]
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