Purple Urine Bag Syndrome


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A rare ‘condition’ in which the urine in a bag from a catheterised patient turns an intense purple hours to days after catheterization. The rare phenomenon has been described in elderly women, and is linked to infection of the urine by Providentia stuartii which has indoxyl sulfatase-like activity, converting urinary indoxyl sulfate into indigo
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Enzymatic degradation of urinary indoxyl sulfate by Providencia stuartii and Klebsiella pneumoniae causes the purple urine bag syndrome.
A case of purple urine bag syndrome in a patient with an ileal conduit.
Purple urine bag syndrome may not be benign: A case report and brief review of the literature.
Enzymatic degradation of urinary indoxyl sulfate by providencia stuartii and klebsiella penumoniae casuses the purple urine bag syndrome.
Report of three cases of purple urine bag syndrome which occurred with a combination of both E.
Biochemical and bacteriological investigation of six cases of purple urine bag syndrome (PUBS) in a geriatric ward for dementia.
Two cases and a short discussion of purple urine bag syndrome.
Purple urine bag syndrome in a dead-on-arrival patient: case report and articles reviews.
The pathogenesis of purple urine bag syndrome is due to the metabolism of tryptophan by bacteria to indole and later converted to indicant in the liver.
The exact cause of the colour change in purple urine bag syndrome is still unclear.
KEY WORDS: Purple urine bag syndrome, urinary catheter, urinary tract infection
Purple urine bag syndrome (PUBS) is a rare disease entity first reported in 1978.