Urinary Dysfunction Common Among Younger Patients

Urinary Dysfunction Common Among Younger Patients

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Urinary Dysfunction Common Among Younger Patients

Bladder problems leading to urinary incontinence and other manifestations are common among children, adolescents and young adults with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), a study shows. The study, “High prevalence of lower urinary tract dysfunction in patients with Prader–Willi syndrome,” was published in the journal Neurourology and Urodynamics. PWS is caused by loss of, or defects in, paternal genes on chromosome 15 that control metabolism, appetite, growth, intellectual skills, and social behavior. In school-age children, research has shown…

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