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Purple Urine Bag Syndrome in Two Elderly Men with Urinary Tract Infection.

Van Keer J, Detroyer D, Bammens B - Case Rep Nephrol (2015)

Bottom Line: The second case is an 80-year-old man who was admitted for heart failure with cardiorenal dilemma and who was started on intermittent hemodialysis.He was diagnosed with an E. coli urinary infection and treated with amoxicillin and removal of the indwelling catheter.These two cases illustrate the typical characteristics of purple urine bag syndrome.

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Affiliation: Department of Nephrology, Dialysis and Renal Transplantation, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium.

ABSTRACT
Purple urine bag syndrome is a rare condition in which purple discoloration of urine inside its collection bag occurs. We describe two illustrative cases. The first patient is an 81-year-old man who was hospitalized for a newly diagnosed lymphoma with acute obstructive renal failure for which a nephrostomy procedure was performed. During the hospitalization, a sudden purple discoloration of the suprapubic catheter urine was noted, while the nephrostomy urine had a normal color. Urine culture from the suprapubic catheter was positive for Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Enterococcus faecalis; urine from the nephrostomy was sterile. The second case is an 80-year-old man who was admitted for heart failure with cardiorenal dilemma and who was started on intermittent hemodialysis. There was a sudden purple discoloration of the urine in the collection bag from his indwelling catheter. He was diagnosed with an E. coli urinary infection and treated with amoxicillin and removal of the indwelling catheter. These two cases illustrate the typical characteristics of purple urine bag syndrome.

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Purple discoloration of urine bag and tubing coming from suprapubic catheter. Note that the nephrostomy urine bag (not shown) had a normal color.
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fig1: Purple discoloration of urine bag and tubing coming from suprapubic catheter. Note that the nephrostomy urine bag (not shown) had a normal color.

Mentions: During the hospitalization, a sudden purple discoloration of the suprapubic urine collection bag was noted (see Figure 1). The nephrostomy urine had a normal color. The patient had been constipated during the preceding days, for which he had been treated with macrogol laxatives. His other medications had not been changed and included enoxaparin, aspirin, bisoprolol, amlodipine, rosuvastatin, sertraline, and three-monthly injection of goserelin. The patient had no other complaints.


Purple Urine Bag Syndrome in Two Elderly Men with Urinary Tract Infection.

Van Keer J, Detroyer D, Bammens B - Case Rep Nephrol (2015)

Purple discoloration of urine bag and tubing coming from suprapubic catheter. Note that the nephrostomy urine bag (not shown) had a normal color.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig1: Purple discoloration of urine bag and tubing coming from suprapubic catheter. Note that the nephrostomy urine bag (not shown) had a normal color.
Mentions: During the hospitalization, a sudden purple discoloration of the suprapubic urine collection bag was noted (see Figure 1). The nephrostomy urine had a normal color. The patient had been constipated during the preceding days, for which he had been treated with macrogol laxatives. His other medications had not been changed and included enoxaparin, aspirin, bisoprolol, amlodipine, rosuvastatin, sertraline, and three-monthly injection of goserelin. The patient had no other complaints.

Bottom Line: The second case is an 80-year-old man who was admitted for heart failure with cardiorenal dilemma and who was started on intermittent hemodialysis.He was diagnosed with an E. coli urinary infection and treated with amoxicillin and removal of the indwelling catheter.These two cases illustrate the typical characteristics of purple urine bag syndrome.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Nephrology, Dialysis and Renal Transplantation, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium.

ABSTRACT
Purple urine bag syndrome is a rare condition in which purple discoloration of urine inside its collection bag occurs. We describe two illustrative cases. The first patient is an 81-year-old man who was hospitalized for a newly diagnosed lymphoma with acute obstructive renal failure for which a nephrostomy procedure was performed. During the hospitalization, a sudden purple discoloration of the suprapubic catheter urine was noted, while the nephrostomy urine had a normal color. Urine culture from the suprapubic catheter was positive for Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Enterococcus faecalis; urine from the nephrostomy was sterile. The second case is an 80-year-old man who was admitted for heart failure with cardiorenal dilemma and who was started on intermittent hemodialysis. There was a sudden purple discoloration of the urine in the collection bag from his indwelling catheter. He was diagnosed with an E. coli urinary infection and treated with amoxicillin and removal of the indwelling catheter. These two cases illustrate the typical characteristics of purple urine bag syndrome.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus