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The Pacific: war time enuresis[edit]

In the HBO TV series The Pacific, episode 4, soldiers are stuck for weeks in a tropical rainforest in some island in the Pacific during the rain season. The soldiers never have a chance to get dry. Many soldiers are afflicted by enuresis. The cause of their affliction is never properly explained although it is strongly suggested that the cure is to stay dry (!!). In this wikipedia article, I see no reference to such cases of war time enuresis. Further explanations would be appreciated. AugustinMa (talk) 06:09, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

Due to the nature of the conditions and often partial training of unit medics, the enuresis in this situation is probably as a result of other conditions. Partial malnutrition, exposure, limited ability for hygiene, high humidity and a tropical setting combined with continually being wet/damp, as well as low morale, means that the likely cause is bacterial or fungal infection and/or poor health. With regards to the show itself, since it can be as a result of extreme stress/mental instability/ptsd, this is why they assess him in the hospital. "Staying dry" is the best treatment they can give the soldiers assuming poor health/urinary tract infection, as it will help them recover and boost morale, due to the lack of medicine available. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ed-the-alchemist (talkcontribs) 05:23, 25 January 2014 (UTC)


While looking for a reference for the text about the 13th chromosome being related to enuresis, I came across, which a lot of this page seems to be a copy or very close paraphrase of. --220 of Borg 03:37, 12 May 2014 (UTC)