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purple urine bag syndrome

Monlet Cy Guei, Kouamé Hubert Yao, Delphine Amelie Lagou, Pessa Nawo Albert Coulibaly, Amidou Sawadogo, Mohamed Ibrahim Alex Moudachirou, Weu Melanie Tia, Serge Didier Konan, Sery Diopoh, Ibrahim Cherif, Kan Clément Ackoundou-N'Guessan, Dazé Appolinaire Gnionsahe
Purple urine-bag syndrome is a rare condition that occurs in patients with indwelling urinary catheters carried over a long period and frequently associated with a urinary tract infection. It is characterized by the appearance of a violet coloration of the probe and/or the urine collection bag. We report the first case in West Africa that occurred in a 47-year-old woman in uremic encephalopathy and carrier of a urinary catheter, which presented a violet color of the tubing and urine-bag associated with a urinary tract infection...
February 4, 2018: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
Yelda Asad, Sajjad Ahmad, Thanyada Rungrotmongkol, Kara E Ranaghan, Syed Sikander Azam
The bacterium Providencia stuartii, is associated with urinary tract infections and is the most common cause of purple urine bag syndrome. The increasing multi-drug resistance pattern shown by the pathogen and lack of licensed vaccines make treatment of infections caused by P. stuartii challenging. As vaccinology data against the pathogen is scarce, an in silico proteome based Reverse Vaccinology (RV) protocol, in combination with subtractive proteomics is introduced in this work to screen potential vaccine candidates against P...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
H Rooney, L Mokool, A Ramsay, S Nalagatla
Purple urine bag syndrome is an uncommon condition that describes the purple discolouration of a catheter bag and tubing. It mainly affects patients with limited mobility who have long-term catheters. Although benign in nature per se, its presence can alarm both patient and practitioner unfamiliar with the syndrome. Here, we describe two cases of asymptomatic patients who both presented to outpatient clinic with the characteristic purple discolouration of their long-term catheters and tubing. The report discusses the pathophysiology of the syndrome and initial investigation and management...
January 1, 2018: Scottish Medical Journal
I Macías Guzmán, J Espíldora Hernández, J M Ramírez Bollero
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Revista Clínica Española
Junzhi Lin, Martha Hlafka, Omar Vargas, Mukul Bhattarai
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...
November 2016: CEN Case Reports
María Fernanda Golzarri, Juan Carlos Hernaiz-Leonardo, Adriana Díaz-González, Consuelo Velázquez-Acosta, Diana Vilar-Compte
CASE REPORT: A 57-year-old paraplegic male diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and complete spinal cord compression arrived at our clinic because of fever and purple discoloration of the urine. We diagnosed purple urine bag syndrome (PUBS) and treated him with oral ciprofloxacin and urinary catheter replacement. DISCUSSION: PUBS is an unusual phenomenon that occurs predominantly in bedridden patients with long-term urinary catheters, presenting as a purple discoloration of the urine bag...
March 2017: Gaceta Médica de México
Klaus Nunes Ficher, Amanda Azevedo Neves de Araújo, Sandra Gomes de Barros Houly, Paulo Ricardo Gessolo Lins, Moacyr Silva, Aecio Flavio Teixeira de Góis
We report a case of purple urine bag syndrome, associated to Streptococcus agalactiae urinary tract infection, progressing to septic shock and death. We present a review of the literature on the subject and take the opportunity to attend readers about increasing incidence with population aging and its potential bad outcome.
December 2016: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
Hakan Koçoğlu, Betül Yıldırım, Yıldız Okuturlar, Mehmet Hurşitoğlu, Özlem Harmankaya
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Balkan Medical Journal
Luma Khalid, Iftikhar Ali, Khatira Wahid, Aziz Ullah Khan, Saima Fawad
Purple Urine Bag Syndrome (PUBS) refers to the purple discoloration of urine and is commonly observed in bed ridden patients with long-term urinary catheters. Although typically benign, the purple discoloration is alarming to both the patients and their attendants. This case report presents an uncommon case of PUBS in a 60-year-old lady with hypertension, type II diabetes, and chronic kidney disease stage 5, who presented to the emergency room with bilateral diabetic foot ulcers of 3 months duration, dry gangrene of ring finger and infected middle and little fingers with abscess over the palmar aspect of right hand of 20 days duration...
October 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
B Barman, M Lyngdoh, K G Lynrah, S B Warjri
The purple urine bag syndrome (PUBS) i.e. purple discolouration of urine, is an uncommon and alarming condition in patients with long term urinary catheterisation. Though the condition is benign, it should draw immediate attention to the possibility of an underlying urinary tract infection. The postulated hypothesis for this unusual event is probably a chemical reaction involving tryptophan from food in the gut. We report a case with this unusual and interesting phenomenon in a 65 year old female.
June 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Sinu Rv, Kshitij Pawar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
James Richardson-May
Purple urine bag syndrome is an unusual condition that heralds an underlying urinary tract infection, in which certain bacteria produce a purple discolouration within the catheter bag of affected cases. It is most often seen in elderly women with constipation. While alarming, it can be resolved by treating the infection causing it. This report presents an elderly patient who developed the condition while an inpatient, and discusses the pathogenesis behind the condition.
August 3, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
Hui Liu, Junmin Zhu, Qiwen Hu, Xiancai Rao
Morganella morganii belongs to the tribe Proteeae of the Enterobacteriaceae family. This species is considered as an unusual opportunistic pathogen that mainly causes post-operative wound and urinary tract infections. However, certain clinical M. morganii isolates present resistance to multiple antibiotics by carrying various resistant genes (such as blaNDM-1, and qnrD1), thereby posing a serious challenge for clinical infection control. Moreover, virulence evolution makes M. morganii an important pathogen...
September 2016: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
Pablo Demelo-Rodríguez, I Galán-Carrillo, Jorge Del Toro-Cervera
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: European Journal of Internal Medicine
Sibghat Tul Llah, Salman Khan, Atman Dave, Amelia Jane A Morrison, Swapna Jain, David Hermanns
Purple bag urine syndrome (PUBS) is a benign and unique phenomenon of the urine turning a deep violet color within the urinary catheter tubing and bag. This phenomenon is commonly encountered in patients indicated with long-term catheter placement or, in certain conditions like chronic constipation, alkaline urine, limited ambulation, and, in terms of gender distribution, the female sex, predominates. PUBS gets its name from a unique phenomenon that takes places inside the gut where tryptophan (an amino acid) is metabolized, producing blue and red hues which together emanate a deep violet color...
2016: Curēus
M S Faridi, Md Jawaid Rahman, Naloh Mibang, N Shantajit, Khumukchum Somarendra
Purple urine bag syndrome (PUBS) is an uncommon condition that occurs mainly in chronically catheterized patient and associated with urinary tract infection. It is characterised by purple discolouration of urine bag which leads to significant stress and anxiety to patient, care takers and health workers, so awareness regarding this condition is of utmost importance. In our report, an old gentleman with Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH) on per urethral catheter (PUC) with past history of recurrent urinary tract infection developed burning micturition of urine with purple discoloration of urine bag...
February 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
P Sriramnaveen, Y S Reddy, Avssn Sridhar, C K Kishore, Y Manjusha, V Sivakumar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: Indian Journal of Nephrology
Maria Valentina Domenech, Marta Calatroni, Pasquale Esposito, Nicoletta Serpieri, Edoardo La Porta, Luca Estienne, Elena Caramella, Antonio Dal Canton, Teresa Rampino
Urinalysis is a key part of the clinical evaluation of patients with kidney disease. It can provide several useful information for the diagnosis and management of diseases of kidneys and urinary tract. In particular, urine color can be affected by the presence of blood, infection and endogenous metabolites, such as bilirubin, or exogenous, for instance those derived from drugs. Therefore, the analysis of urine color may be helpful in identifying different clinical conditions. Here we report a case of a patient who presented purple-colored urine, the so-called " Purple urine bag syndrome", discussing the predisposing factors and the pathogenesis of this condition...
January 2016: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
Adil Karim, Firas Abed, Ghassan Bachuwa
A change in the colour of urine is always of clinical significance, and a source of concern for the patient and his physician. Among the different urine colours observed, purple is the least common. Although purple discolouration of a catheter and a urine bag is an uncommon finding, it was reported in the literature as early as 1978, by Barlow and Dickson. We present a unique case of purple urine bag syndrome in a patient with bilateral nephrostomy tubes (NT) and associated urine bags (UB) with only the left nephrostomy tube and urine bag exhibiting the purple colour, which resolved with a course of appropriate antibiotics eradicating the causative bacterial pathogen, and change of NT and UB...
December 23, 2015: BMJ Case Reports
F Neweling, U Janssens
This article presents a case of purple urine bag syndrome (PUBS) with purple discoloration of urine in a patient with bilateral nephrostomy and acute renal failure. The discoloration of the urine is a product of bacterial metabolism. In principle, PUBS is benign and not of relevance for prognosis. However, it must be taken seriously as an indication for urinary tract infection and treated accordingly. Important for treatment is adequate urologic hygiene and care of urinary catheters for prevention of bacterial contamination as well as avoiding obstipation...
November 2016: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
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