Recurrent purple urine bag syndrome presenting with full spe
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Purple urine bag syndrome (PUBS) is a unique phenomenon characterized by purple discoloration of the urinary catheter bag and tubing following urinary catheterization lasting for hours to days. The purple discoloration is a mixture of indirubin dissolved in plastic with indigo on its surface. PUBS is most commonly associated with urinary tract infection (UTI) caused by bacteria with indoxyl phosphatase/sulfatase activity. It occurs predominantly in chronically catheterized, constipated elderly female patients. It usually appears to be asymptomatic and harmless, but rarely it can present as a severe illness. We report on a 29-year-old female with urinary ileal diversion presenting with multiple episodes of PUBS each with an asymptomatic state of varying severity, symptomatic UTI and severe sepsis requiring intensive care...

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