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Revista Clínica de Medicina de Familia

On-line version ISSN 2386-8201Print version ISSN 1699-695X


MAGALLANES GAMBO, Jeffrey O.  and  NOTARIO BARBA, Verónica. Purple urine bag syndrome. Rev Clin Med Fam [online]. 2017, vol.10, n.3, pp.205-207. ISSN 2386-8201.

The purple urine bag syndrome is a rare disorder consisting of a change in urine color, which turns purple in a very specific context: elderly or multipathological patients, having a urinary catheter due to a urinary tract infection caused by certain germs. We present the case of an 81-year-old woman with metastatic nasopharyngeal neoplasia. Partially dependent, the woman uses a wheelchair and has a urinary catheter. She presents to the emergency department with fever and purple urine in the collection bag. She is diagnosed with urinary tract infection and treated empirically with ceftriaxone. The patient makes a good progress regaining normal urine color within 48 hours.

Keywords : Purple Urine Bag Syndrome; Urinary Tract Infections; Alcaline Urine.

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