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Journal of the Korean Geriatrics Society 2012;16(4):221-224.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4235/jkgs.2012.16.4.221    Published online December 31, 2012.
Purple Urine Bag Syndrome
Jung Hyuk Kim, Jin Sung Jung, Min Jung Kim
1Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Namyangju Hyundae General Hospital, Namyangju, Korea. jimmy5058@hanmail.net
2Department of Internal Medicine, KEPCO Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
입원 중에 환자의 도뇨관이 보라색으로 변한 증례 1례
김정혁1, 정진성2, 김민정2
남양주 현대병원 심장내과1, 한전병원 내과2
Abstract
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. We present a case report of this rare phenomenon occurring in a 73-year-old woman.
Key Words: Purple urine bag syndrome


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