Case report: Purple urine bag syndrome

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Abstract

Purple urine bag syndrome (PUBS) was first reported in 1978. PUBS is rare, occurs predominantly in constipated women, chronically catheterized and associated with some bacterial urinary infections that produce sulphatase/phosphatase. The etiology is due to indigo (blue) and indirubin (red) or to their mixture that becomes purple. A chain reaction begins in the gastrointestinal tract with tryptophan as described in the article.

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Duff, M. L. (2013). Case report: Purple urine bag syndrome. Journal of Emergency Medicine, 44(4). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jemermed.2012.11.030

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