Enuresis is uncontrolled or involuntary discharge of urine in a child, 5 years or older in the absence of a physical disease. It may be nocturnal, during the day - or both (1).
The terminology used to describe nighttime wetting has been the subject of much confusion with the terms nocturnal enuresis, enuresis, bedwetting and incontinence of urine when sleeping being used synonymously (2).
Day time wetting is rare but is considered to be a significant problem and investigations should be carried out to identify any physical (organic) causes such as urinary tract dysfunction, congenital malformation and neurogenic disorders (4).
Last reviewed 01/2018