The association between monosymptomatic enuresis and allergic diseases in children

Suzan Yılmaz-Durmuş, Demet Alaygut, Alper Soylu, Caner Alparslan, Seda Şirin Köse, Özden Anal
2018 Turkish Journal of Pediatrics  
Yılmaz-Durmuş S, Alaygut D, Soylu A, Alparslan C, Köse SŞ, Anal Ö. The association between monosymptomatic enuresis and allergic diseases in children. Turk J Pediatr 2018; 60: 415-420. This clinical study was designed to evaluate correlation between monosymptomatic enuresis (MSE) and allergic diseases (asthma, allergic rhinitis, eczema, and food allergy) in pediatric patients. The study was conducted on 50 pediatric patients with a MSE clinic who were ≥7 years old and applied to two tertiary
more » ... lth institutions between November 2015 and June 2016. Fifty healthy children of similar age, who applied to pediatric outpatient clinics for various reasons, were included as the control group. A questionnaire questioning the presence of food allergy and enuresis in the family and also including the questions of International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) was distributed to the parents of the children included in the study. It was found that 52% of 100 children participating in the study were boys and 48% were girls and their mean age was 10.8±2.8 years. While allergic diseases accompanied 34% of the cases with enuresis, this rate was found as 12% in the control group (p<0.01). It was determined that the family history in terms of enuresis and atopy was at a higher rate in the study group (40% and 26%, respectively) and at a lower rate in the control group (2% and 6%, respectively) (p<0.01). It was observed that allergic diseases were more frequent in the cases with MSE at a statistically significant level compared to the group without enuresis.
doi:10.24953/turkjped.2018.04.009 fatcat:5zv7xjtnnrczdi76pp6cltvrpm