Purple Urine Bag Syndrome

  • Purple urine bag syndrome (PUBS) is a rare condition, in which the patient has a purple-colored urine tubes or bags following urinary catheterization for hours to months. It is usually associated with elderly females, prolonged urinary catheterization, some bacterial infections that produce sulphatase/phosphatase, chronic debilitated state, and chronic constipation.
Purple discoloration of the urine in the urine bag and tube

Purple discoloration of the urine in the urine bag and tube

Biochemical pathway of conversion of tryptophan to indigo and indirubin involved in the development of purple urine bag syndrome.

Biochemical pathway of conversion of tryptophan to indigo and indirubin involved in the development of purple urine bag syndrome.


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http://synapse.koreamed.org/DOIx.php?id=10.4235/jkgs.2012.16.4.221&vmode=PUBREADER#!po=50.0000

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