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Purple Urine Bag Syndrome A Unique and Intriguing Visual Alarm: A Case Report

Paulus Mario Christopher, I Made Rama Putra, I Gde Raka Widiana.

Abstract
Purple urine bag syndrome (PUBS) is a unique and intriguing visual alarm in patients associated with a long-term indwelling catheter. The manifested color was formed from the metabolism of tryptophan in the gastrointestinal tract yielding the end product of indigo and indirubin, forming a purple hue. This investigation reported PUBS in an elderly woman with an indwelling catheter and fecal incontinence due to spinal cord injury which, to our knowledge, was the first case in our secondary regential hospital, Bangli Medika Canti Hospital. The patient underwent urinary catheter replacement and received intravenous ceftriaxone and oral ciprofloxacin, following which the urine turned clear yellow, and the patient was discharged. We present a case and literature review of this peculiar phenomenon.

Key words: purple urine bag syndrome, PUBS, urinary tract infection, indigo, tryptophan


 
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Christopher PM, Putra IMR, Widiana IGR, . Purple Urine Bag Syndrome A Unique and Intriguing Visual Alarm: A Case Report. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. 2020; 4(12): 93-99. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Purple-Urine-Bag-Syndrome


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Christopher PM, Putra IMR, Widiana IGR, . Purple Urine Bag Syndrome A Unique and Intriguing Visual Alarm: A Case Report. http://www.mdpub.net/?mno=137177 [Access: January 10, 2021]. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Purple-Urine-Bag-Syndrome


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Christopher PM, Putra IMR, Widiana IGR, . Purple Urine Bag Syndrome A Unique and Intriguing Visual Alarm: A Case Report. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. 2020; 4(12): 93-99. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Purple-Urine-Bag-Syndrome



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Christopher PM, Putra IMR, Widiana IGR, . Purple Urine Bag Syndrome A Unique and Intriguing Visual Alarm: A Case Report. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. (2020), [cited January 10, 2021]; 4(12): 93-99. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Purple-Urine-Bag-Syndrome



Harvard Style

Christopher, P. M., Putra, I. M. R., Widiana, I. G. R. & (2020) Purple Urine Bag Syndrome A Unique and Intriguing Visual Alarm: A Case Report. Int J Med Rev Case Rep, 4 (12), 93-99. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Purple-Urine-Bag-Syndrome



Turabian Style

Christopher, Paulus Mario, I Made Rama Putra, I Gde Raka Widiana, and . 2020. Purple Urine Bag Syndrome A Unique and Intriguing Visual Alarm: A Case Report. International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports, 4 (12), 93-99. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Purple-Urine-Bag-Syndrome



Chicago Style

Christopher, Paulus Mario, I Made Rama Putra, I Gde Raka Widiana, and . "Purple Urine Bag Syndrome A Unique and Intriguing Visual Alarm: A Case Report." International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports 4 (2020), 93-99. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Purple-Urine-Bag-Syndrome



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Christopher, Paulus Mario, I Made Rama Putra, I Gde Raka Widiana, and . "Purple Urine Bag Syndrome A Unique and Intriguing Visual Alarm: A Case Report." International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports 4.12 (2020), 93-99. Print. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Purple-Urine-Bag-Syndrome



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Christopher, P. M., Putra, I. M. R., Widiana, I. G. R. & (2020) Purple Urine Bag Syndrome A Unique and Intriguing Visual Alarm: A Case Report. International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports, 4 (12), 93-99. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Purple-Urine-Bag-Syndrome