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Managing nocturia

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 10 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1438

Nocturia is a symptom, not a diagnosis

  1. Neil W Matheson, chief executive officer (
  1. XIS Healthcare Communications LLC, 800 Township Line Road, Ste 250, Yardley, PA 19067, USA

    EDITOR—The review of nocturia by Marinkovic et al is comprehensive and clear.1 Although I am not a doctor, my knowledge of medicine gained through many years of working in medical education has taught me that a description of a symptom or a group of symptoms (syndrome) is not a diagnosis. I was taught that the …

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