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Purple Urinary Bag Syndrome can be a Presentation of Urinary Tract Infection

Nikhil Purussnani, Maaz Farooqui

Keywords : Proteus mirabilis infection, Purple discoloration of urinary catheter bag, Purple urinary bag syndrome, Urinary tract infection

Citation Information : Purussnani N, Farooqui M. Purple Urinary Bag Syndrome can be a Presentation of Urinary Tract Infection. J South Asian Feder Menopause Soc 2018; 6 (1):77-78.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10032-1143

Published Online: 01-07-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


Purple discoloration of a urinary catheter and urobag is indeed a very rare phenomenon known as the purple urine bag syndrome (PUBS). It is usually associated with urinary tract infections occurring in catheterized patients who are generally elderly females with significant comorbidities and constipation. The urine is usually alkaline. We are presenting the case of a 78-year-old female who presented to us with urinary catheter in situ for the previous 2 months and she complained of purplish discoloration of urine bag and tubing for the previous 4 days.

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