Neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction (LUTD) in multiple sclerosis (MS) is highly prevalent in adults, but has not previously been described in paediatric MS. A total of 24 consecutive children with newly diagnosed MS were prospectively assessed for bladder and bowel problems early after diagnosis. Five of 24 children (21%) showed LUTD during assessment. One of these patients did not report voiding complaints. This high prevalence of LUTD indicates that all recently diagnosed patients with paediatric MS should be evaluated early in their disease and treated for urinary problems in order to prevent potential damage to the upper urinary tract.

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doi.org/10.1177/1352458515618541, hdl.handle.net/1765/95915
Multiple Sclerosis: clinical and laboratory research
Department of Urology

Scheepe, J., Wong, Y. Y., van Pelt - Gravesteijn, D., Ketelslegers, I., Catsman-Berrevoets, C., van den Hoek, J., … Neuteboom, R. (2016). Neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction in the early disease phase of paediatric multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis: clinical and laboratory research, 22(11), 1490–1494. doi:10.1177/1352458515618541