Purple Urine Bag Syndrome: A Case Report

Reyaz Ahmad, Akhya Sharma and Reetu Singh



Purple urine bag syndrome (PUBS) is an extremely rare entity, occurring predominantly in elderly, constipated women, or ones who have been chronically catheterized. It has been associated with urinary tract infections caused by bacteria which produce sulphatase/phosphatase. The etiopathogenesis behind this is the indigo (blue) and indirubin (red) pigments released by these bacteria thus, rendering the purple color to the mixture. We present a case report of this rare phenomenon occurring in a 76-year-old woman.

Published on: June 12, 2020
doi: 10.17756/micr.2020-047
Citation: Ahmad R, Sharma A, Singh R. 2020. Purple Urine Bag Syndrome: A Case Report. J Med Imaging Case Rep 4(1): 40-42.