chapter  12
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Urinary incontinence Henrik A Steinbrecher, Padraig S Malone and Anthony MK Rickwood

Urinary incontinence by day (diurnal), night (nocturnal) or both day and night is common during childhood. It can be defined as the ‘involuntary loss of urine from the urinary tract’. It is often a cause of major social morbidity in affected individuals: it causes children to be stigmatised by their peers and has a disruptive impact within their families. Children who wet, therefore, deserve as much attention as children with other urological disorders.