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Int J Infect Dis. 2008 Sep;12(5):526-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2008.02.012. Epub 2008 May 29.

Purple urine bag syndrome with acidic urine.

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Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Ban Ciao, Taipei, Taiwan.

Abstract

Purple discoloration of a urinary catheter bag is very rare. This phenomenon is known as the purple urine bag syndrome. It is associated with urinary tract infections occurring in catheterized patients, generally elderly females with significant co-morbidities and constipation. The urine is usually alkaline. We present a unique case of this rare and interesting phenomenon occurring in acidic urine and discuss the pathophysiology.

PMID:
18514009
DOI:
10.1016/j.ijid.2008.02.012
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