Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of overactive bladder (OAB) diagnosed in children?

Updated: Apr 01, 2019
  • Author: Pamela I Ellsworth, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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The diagnosis of idiopathic overactive bladder (OAB) requires the performance of a focused history and physical examination, as well as appropriate investigative studies (see Workup), to rule out conditions that may mimic or cause OAB. Failure to identify an underlying neurologic condition may lead to persistent symptoms. Differential diagnoses for OAB include dysfunctional voiding and voiding postponement (see the image below).

Differential diagnosis of overactive bladder (OAB) Differential diagnosis of overactive bladder (OAB).

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