- Q What causes bed-wetting?
In younger children, the cause of bed-wetting is usually slow development of the nerves that control the bladder. When the child is asleep, the nerves do not transmit the message that the bladder is full, so the child does not wake up to urinate and wets... Full Answer
- Q How is bed-wetting diagnosed?
Almost all young children under the age of seven will occasionally wet the bed during the night. Problem bed-wetting is diagnosed when it continues to occur regularly after the age of five or six or if it starts after the child has been dry at night for... Full Answer
- Q What causes neonatal sepsis?
Sepsis results from an infection, usually bacterial, that overloads the baby's immune system. Doctors distinguish between early- and late-onset neonatal sepsis, each of which has a different likely cause. Early-onset sepsis generally happens when the... Full Answer
- Q How do other illnesses affect neonatal sepsis?
Neonatal sepsis is particularly dangerous when the infant has granulocytopenia, which means they are low in a particular type of white blood cell. An especially diminished supply of neutrophil granulocytes increases the risk of death, possibly as high as... Full Answer
- Q Should I talk to my doctor about my newborn's sepsis symptoms?
You should tell your doctor if you suspect your infant of having neonatal sepsis. Neonatal sepsis is dangerous and early diagnosis is very important. Red flags are vomiting, fever, problems breathing, diminished urine production, and general low... Full Answer