Journal of Critical and Intensive Care 2023 , Vol 14, Issue 2
Purple Urine Bag Syndrome: A Bizarre Spot Diagnosis in ICU
Snehangsh DASH 2 ,Naveen KUMAR 1
1All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Urology, Patna, India
2Air Force Hospital, Medicine, Gorakhpur, India
DOI : 10.37678/dcybd.2023.3382 Purple urine bag syndrome (PUBS) is a visually striking rare disease seen in association with urinary tract infection. It is most commonly seen in elderly ladies with chronic debilitating diseases having prolonged indwelling urinary catheters. In cases of recurrent urinary tract infection, bacteria responsible for producing enzymes sulfatase and phosphatase produce pigments like indigo and indirubin which turn urine color into purple. We hereby present a case report of this unique phenomenon in an 82 years old lady with etiology, pathogenesis, clinical associations, and prognosis. Keywords : Purple, Urine, Infection, UTI, Prolonged indwelling urinary catheter